the market analyst Gartner figures the decline in sales that the market for PCs, smartphones and tablets will suffer this year, and going straight to the point, it is expected that the sale of desktop and laptop computers 9.5% decrease this year, hence the latest news that, for example, NVIDIA has decided reduce the production of your GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics.
This announcement comes after being reported a delay in the release of these GPUs to allow time for current market stock to stabilize in both price and availability. Additionally, there are rumors that this deadline will be extended. until 2023.
“A perfect storm of geopolitical unrest, high inflation, currency fluctuations and supply chain disruptions has reduced demand for devices from businesses and consumers around the world, and this is expected to be the market PCs that will be hit the hardest in 2022,” Ranjit said. Atwal, senior analyst at Gartner.
“Demand for consumer PCs is on track to decline 13.1% in 2022 and will collapse much faster than demand for business PCs, which is expected to decline 7.2% from last year.”
From a regional standpoint, it is stated that the biggest decline in the PC market will be seen in Europe, Middle East and Africa, with a decrease of 14% in 2022, due to a lack of consumer demand for PCs. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, price hikes and unavailability of products due to shutdowns in China are significantly affecting consumer demand in the region.
“At the beginning of the year, the Chinese 5G phone market was expected to show double-digit growth. The impact of China’s zero-tolerance policy with COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns have drastically reversed this trend. A large number of consumers stopped buying non-essential itemsincluding 5G smartphones.”
Overall, global shipments of all devices (computers, tablets and mobile phones) are on track to decline 7.6% in 2022China and Eastern Europe, including Eurasia, recording double-digit declines.
If we break down the data, we have a 9.5% drop in the PC market, followed by tablets, which will fall by 9% in sales, and smartphones, with a decrease of 7.1%.