In June of this year, analyst firm IDC forecast released in which it was said that PC market in 2016 will decrease by 7.3% compared to 2015. Data collected over the past period, allowed to IDC experts to correct this assessment in the summer. Tomorrow begins the last month of the year, so that the forecast can be considered final.
Thus, according to analysts, this year the market will decline compared to the previous year by 6.4%. The forecast for 2017 is left unchanged – is expected to decline by 2.1%.
Correction of the forecast for the year due to the fact that in the third quarter of the market declined by only 4.6% – less than analysts had expected. Among the factors that slowed the reduction in the market, called the ongoing transition to Windows 10. However, the main role is not he played, and the behavior of producers, to try to increase the inventory in anticipation of shortage of components such as displays and memory. The result will be an increase in deliveries in the first quarter of 2017, but it will be short-lived.
Source: to IDC