Worldwide shipment of personal computer (PC) decreased by 11.5% at the end of Q1 2016, a new report International Data Corporation (IDC) has shown.
This is extracted from preliminary data from IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, which shows the growth in PC shipments across the world.
PC manufacturers shipped a total of 60.6 million units during the first quarter of 2016, resulting in 11.5% decline when compared to the 68.5 million units shipped in the last quarter of 2015, according to IDC.
First quarter of 2016 shipments were in line with conservative expectations for a decline of 11.3%, and anticipated a relatively weak environment during the first half of 2016 as Windows 10 enterprise upgrades largely remained in pilot phase while consumer demand remains weak.
IDC also attributed the decline to the volatility in stocks, commodities and currencies, as factors which helped depress shipments.
Jay Chau, Research Manager at IDC Worldwide PC Tracker, explains that “in the short term, the PC market must still grapple with limited consumer interest and competition from other infrastructure upgrades in the commercial market.”
“IDC still projects total business IT spending to grow compared to 2015, and as we head toward the end of 2016 things should start picking up in terms of Windows 10 pilots turning into actual PC purchases.”