In 2010, 201 million laptops and 157 million desktops were shipped worldwide. While laptops have slumped a bit (156.8 million in 2016), they have recovered and made big gains over the past two years. Meanwhile, office shipments have continued to decline for 10 consecutive years.
Aksje Bloggen predicts 225 million laptops will be shipped this year, up from 218 million last year. The figures should stabilize at this level, IDC predicts that 216 million will be shipped in 2023.
The figures of Canalys for 2020 are different, showing more laptops (235.1 million) and fewer desktops (61.9 million). Here is the distribution over the years.
As you can imagine, the pandemic has really driven demand for laptops in 2020, resulting in a 26% increase in units shipped. Lenovo was the main player and controlled a quarter of the market with 72.7 million sales. It was followed by HP (67.6 million) and Dell (50.3 million).
There was a corresponding increase in revenue in 2020, rising to $ 140.3 billion (up $ 4.6 billion year over year). This year, revenues are expected to rise again, reaching $ 142.1 billion. The United States will remain the largest market and account for around $ 36.1 billion in revenue, followed by China ($ 19.6 billion) and Japan ($ 9.8 billion).
|Company||2020 Expeditions||Market share 2020||2019 Expeditions||Annual growth|
|Lenovo||72 629||24.50%||64 894||11.90%|
|Note: Unit shipments in thousands. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding. Source: PC Canalys analysis (sales deliveries), January 2021|
When it comes to desktops, only 79 million units were shipped last year and the decline will continue – the forecast for 2024 is 73 million.
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