Global PC Shipments to decline in 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009 Leave a Comment

Desktop PC falls
The number of PCs shipped around the globe in 2009 is expected to be lower than the previous year, the first time since the 2001 dot-com bust, according to market research firm iSuppli.

Just 287.3 million PCs will be shipped in 2009, a 4 percent decrease from the 299.2 million shipped around the world in 2008, according to a projection in a report released Tuesday by iSuppli.
To be sure, expectations were conservative for this year — but iSuppli’s projection indicates that the industry is on track to do worse than previously thought, with 0.7 percent growth for the year.

iSuppli says the culprit is “the fading out of the desktop computer”. According to the study, shipments of desktops are expected to decline 18.1 percent this year, while notebooks are on track to grow almost 12 percent this year — the first time they outpaced desktop shipments for a whole year.

[Source: ZDnet]