Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Worldwide PC Shipments Hit 81M In The 4th Quarter Of 2014

Although worldwide PC shipments were down a few percentage points, the market for PCs in the US continued to grow for the tenth consecutive quarter.

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 80.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), a year-on-year decline of -2.4%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Total shipments were slightly above expectations of -4.8% growth, but the market still contracted both year on year and in comparison to the third quarter. Although the holiday quarter saw shipment volume inch above 80 million for the first time in 2014, the final quarter nonetheless marked the end of yet another difficult year آ– the third consecutive year with overall volumes declining. On an annual basis, 2014 shipments totaled 308.6 million units, down -2.1% from the prior year.