August 10, 2022
Lenovo leads as global PC shipments drop 5 percent in Q3 of 2021 amid supply, logistics: Canalys


According to a report by market research firm Canalys, shipments saw a 5 per cent growth in global PC sales for the July-September period (Q3) in 2021. Lenovo enjoyed the lion’s share of worldwide PC shipments, while HP took the top five positions behind Dell, Apple and Acer. Total shipments of desktops and notebooks including workstations touched 84.1 million units in the mentioned period. Canalis said current supply chain disruptions are preventing PC makers from meeting stagnant demand for notebooks, desktops and workstations. The PC sector has witnessed a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 per cent since the start of the pandemic and the shortfall in PC supply is expected to last well into 2022. Canalis believes that manufacturers will be unable to meet the expected demand. Spike again during the holidays this year. Latin America (LATAM), Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), as well as Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions posted strong annual growth in PC shipments.

report good by Canalys said worldwide PC shipments touched 84.1 million units in the third quarter of 2021 despite disruptions to global supply chain and logistics networks due to COVID-19. Notebooks and mobile workstation shipments grew 3 percent year-on-year to hit 67.4 million units, while desktop and desktop workstation shipments rose 12 percent to 16.6 million units. The rise in PC demand has been attributed to the coronavirus-induced pandemic that encouraged remote working. Lenovo was the largest contributor to PC shipments with 19.77 million shipments, an annual growth of 2.5 percent in the third quarter of 2021. Lenovo has a market share of 23.5 percent in the mentioned period. HP shipped 17.597 million products and posted a 20.9 percent market share despite a 5.7 percent annual decline from last year’s figures due to a decline in Chromebook shipments in the US.

Dell saw an impressive performance by shipping 15.18 million units and registered the highest growth of 26.7 percent with a market share of 18.1 percent. Apple and Acer reported annual growth of 14.4 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively. Apple got 9.3 percent market share with 7,824 unit shipments, while Acer got 7.2 percent market share with 6,076 units shipped.

Canalys Research Director Rushabh Doshi indicated that new opportunities including the latest hybrid work culture could give rise to the industry. “Hybrid work models will be an important part of the new normal post-COVID-19 and PC vendors will need to enhance product portfolios and go-to-market strategies, because of faster processors, better cameras and anytime-anywhere Even connectivity take center-stage. , SMBs and enterprises can also focus on ease of purchase, security and device management as they move to maintain these new policies for the long term. Adding to this, PC demand is expected to strengthen from SMBs as various industries race to make up for lost time, and consumer spending shifts to categories that were otherwise restricted during the lockdown, mainly tourism and travel. ”, said Doshi.

Regions such as LATAM, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and EMEA – which are recovering better from COVID-19 – posted strong annual growth in shipments of 17 per cent, 16 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively. North America (USA and Canada) saw a 9 percent year-on-year decline, while PC shipments to Japan declined by nearly 30 percent.


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