With the advent of smartphones and tablets, computers and laptops received less attention and did not experience much sales growth. However, the outbreak of the Corona virus and telecommuting of employees in most parts of the world led to a significant increase in their sales, which continued in the first quarter of 2021.
According to New IDC reportSales of PCs, including desktops, laptops and workstations, grew by 55.2% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.
During this period, 84 million computers were sold worldwide, which, although experiencing an 8% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, is the lowest decrease since 2012 in the post-holiday period. Sales fell by 7.5 percent in 2012.
According to IDC, the impossibility of providing computers last year was one of the reasons for continued sales growth in 2021:
“Unmet demand last year, as well as increased demand due to the continued corona outbreak, boosted PC sales in the first quarter of 2021.” “However, the market is facing problems such as a shortage of parts as well as logistics, each of which has helped to increase the average price of products.”
The average price of computers has risen not only due to a shortage of components, but also the demand for powerful products. In addition, most departments have purchased products with touch screens that are more expensive than regular models.
According to published statistics, Lenovo topped the market with a share of 24.3% and experienced sales growth of 59.1% compared to the first quarter of 2020. In next place is HP with a share of 22.9 and a growth of 64.1%. The biggest growth comes from Apple, which was able to rank fourth in the list with a growth of 111.5 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020.
The important question is whether this growth in PC sales will continue after the end of the epidemic, which, according to IDC, companies are likely to continue to increase sales for the next 3 years.