Inventory and Processor Supply Issues Weigh Against Holiday PC Shipments
13 January, 2019, 21:13 | Author: Eric Barnett
In India, a significant drop in consumer demand together with high inventory remaining in the channels led to a stronger than expected decline in the consumer and SMB segments, while Intel supply shortages led to a drop in sales to the enterprise customers. Lenovo also had a strong quarter in the USA and has recorded three consecutive quarters of double-digit year-over-year shipment growth.
Mac shipments themselves declined 3.8 percents over Q4 and declined 2.1 percent over the year.
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PC sales struggle yet again
Demand could, Kitagawa said, be pushed forward into 2019 "if CPU availability improves". According to the market research company, worldwide PC shipments reached 68.1 million in Q4, a 3.7% decline year-on-year. The results slightly outperformed the forecast, which called for a decline of 4.7%, but also produced the largest year-on-year decline since the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16) and capped the full year at a almost flat rate of -0.4%.
"Political and economic uncertainties in some countries dampened PC demand", Ms. Kitagawa said.
For the holiday period, Gartner has worldwide PC shipments at 68.6 million units, down 4.3 percent YoY.
ZDNet, on the other hand, lays the blame on the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. Lastly, Apple retained the same fourth position with year-on-year growth of -3.8 percent, and Acer obtained the fifth position. Gartner said that holiday sales were no longer a major factor driving consumer demand for PCs. Dell is third with 10.9 million units sold and 15.9% share, while Apple is only fourth, and far behind the top three, with just 4.9 million units shipped during the quarter and a share of just 7.2%, more than half of Dell.
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