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Recession hit the sales of personal computers, sales decreased by 16 percent last year

Recession hit the sales of personal computers, sales decreased by 16 percent last year
Written by Manoj Kadam
Recession hit the sales of personal computers, sales decreased by 16 percent last year

Recession hit the sales of personal computers, sales decreased by 16 percent last year

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Last year there was a decline of 16 percent in the global market of personal computers (PC). Recession, increase in energy costs and high interest rates are the major reasons behind this. Last year, total shipments in this market were 28.51 crore units. Total shipments of desktops and notebooks were down 29 percent in the fourth quarter to about 65.4 million units.

Lenovo holds the first position in the global PC market. After this there are HP, Dell, Apple and Asus. PC sales worldwide increased rapidly during the pandemic about two years ago. However, PC shipments last year have been higher than the period before Corona. The report of market research firm Canalys states that last year, notebook shipments declined by about 19 percent to 22.38 crore units. There was a massive decline of 30 percent in the fourth quarter and its shipments stood at around 5.14 crore units.

In terms of market share, Lenovo maintained its first position in the fourth quarter and the full year. The company's shipments were approximately 1.55 crore units. Last year the market share of this Chinese company was 23.9 percent. This is a decline of approximately 29 percent on a year-on-year basis. HP stood at the second position with shipments of about 1.32 crore units. The company's sales have declined by 29 percent in the fourth quarter. HP's market share was 19.4 percent. Dell has suffered the most in terms of sales. The company's sales declined by about 37 percent to 1.08 crore units. Last year the market share of this American company was 17.4 percent.

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The global smartphone market is also suffering losses due to the slowdown. Due to this, global production of smartphones has decreased in the third quarter of the current year. The smartphone industry had produced about 289 million units between July and September. This was a decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the second quarter and almost 11 percent on an annual basis. South Korea's Samsung retained its first position in smartphone manufacturing. American smartphone company Apple was in second place and China's Xiaomi was in third place.

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