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IDC: Global PC shipments to fall 9.7 percent this year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2013 19:05

IDC: Global PC shipments to fall 9.7 percent this year Research firm IDC has reported today that they expect global PC shipments to fall more than previously forecasted.
Total unit sales will fall 9.7 percent this year, a steep drop from the 7.8 percent the firm expected at the end of May. The market will continue to shrink until 2015, when the market is expected to 'bottom' and post a small single digit gain.

Sales will never reach 2011 levels, where they peaked around the world, adds the firm. China and other emerging economies, which had been compensating for declining sales in the U.S. and other developed nations, have now begun contracting, as well.

Altogether, IDC predicts 315.4 million PCs this year, down from 349.2 million last year.

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