Gartner predicts total PC shipments in 2022 will decrease 9.5% year-on-year, and total smartphone shipments will decrease 18% in Greater China

Research firm Gartner has released a forecast for worldwide PC shipments in 2022. According to this, PC shipments will decrease by 9.5% from the previous year. In addition, smartphone shipments in Greater China are projected to decline by 18% year-on-year.

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide PC Shipments to Decline 9.5% in 2022

Gartner foresees steep drop in global PC shipments • The Register

According to the latest forecast released by Gartner, PC shipments in 2022 will decrease by 9.5% from the previous year to about 310 million units. However, it is not only PCs that are expected to see year-on-year declines in shipments, but tablets and smartphones as well.

Gartner said in a statement, 'Geopolitical upheavals, high inflation, currency fluctuations, supply chain disruptions, etc. will reduce corporate and consumer demand for devices around the world, with the greatest impact on the PC market in 2022. In the PC market, consumer demand is expected to decline further, and PC shipments in 2022 are declining by 13.1% year-on-year. PC shipments to enterprises are expected to decrease by 7.2% year-on-year. '

EMEA is expected to see a particular decline in PC shipments, with shipments expected to decline by as much as 14% due to lower consumer PC demand. It is estimated that the decline in PC demand in the region is due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, rising prices, and a shortage of product supply due to China's lockdown.

Gartner's forecast for shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones in 2022 is as follows.
Device type 2021 shipments 2021 growth rate 2022 shipments 2022 growth rate (%)
PC 342 million units 11.0% 310 million units -9.5%
Tablet 156 million units -0.8% 142 million units -9.0%
smartphone 1,567 million units 5.0% 1,456 million units -7.1%
total 2,065 million units 5.5% 1,907 million units -7.6%

It is estimated that smartphone shipments in 2022 will decrease by 5.8% year-on-year, especially in Greater China, where shipments will decrease by 18.3% year-on-year. In Greater China, shipments of 5G-compatible smartphones have increased sharply over the past two years, but due to the collapse of the smartphone market in the region, shipments of smartphones recorded a 65% year-on-year increase in 2021. , It is expected to decrease by 2% from the previous year in 2022.

Shipments of smartphones in 2022 are expected to be 1,456 million units, of which 5G-compatible smartphones are expected to ship 710 million units. If we limit ourselves to 5G-compatible smartphones, shipments are expected to increase by 29% year-on-year, but at the beginning of 2022, Gartner predicted that shipments of 5G-compatible smartphones would increase by 47% year-on-year. It has been revised downward to the forecast that the growth rate will not grow more than expected.

Since the pandemic of the new coronavirus, PC demand has increased sharply . However, the growth of PC demand from 2020 to 2021 has finally turned to a declining trend in 2022, and the virtual currency market, which has greatly contributed to PC demand, continues to plummet . As a result, major semiconductor manufacturers such as Intel and NVIDIA have warned that future product demand may decline sharply .

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