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By Economy Middle East
July 4, 2022 9:47 pm

A tough time for PC market: Report

Several factors are impacting consumer and business demand
Customer choosing laptop in a computer shop

Worldwide PC shipments are on pace to decline 9.5 percent in 2022, according to a new Gartner report.

The study shows that the PC market is expected to experience the steepest decline of all device segments this year.

“A perfect storm of geopolitics upheaval, high inflation, currency fluctuations, and supply chain disruptions have lowered business and consumer demand for devices across the world, and is set to impact the PC market the hardest in 2022,” said Ranjit Atwal, senior director analyst at Gartner.

“Consumer PC demand is on pace to decline 13.1 percent in 2022 and will plummet much faster than business PC demand, which is expected to decline 7.2 percent year over year,” he added.

From a regional perspective, the EMEA PC market is forecast to record a 14 percent decline in 2022, driven by a lack of consumer PC demand. The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, price increases, and unavailability of products due to lockdowns in China are significantly impacting consumer demand in the region.