According to IDC, global PC shipments decline 15.3% in the second quarter of 2022 as both supply and demand fluctuate

NEEDHAM, MA, July 11, 2022 – Global shipments of traditional PCs fell 15.3% year-on-year to 71.3 million units in the second quarter of 2022 (2Q22), according to preliminary results from International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. After two years of growth, this was the second consecutive quarter of lower shipments. The decline was worse than expected as supplies and logistics continued to deteriorate due to China’s lockdown and ongoing macroeconomic headwinds.

“Recession fears continue to mount, weakening demand across segments,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research manager for IDC’s mobile device tracker. ‚ÄúConsumer demand for PCs has weakened in the short-term and threatens to fall in the long-term as consumers become more cautious about their spending and re-accustom themselves to computing across device types such as phones and tablets. Meanwhile, commercial demand has softened and become more stable, although it has also declined as companies delay purchases.”

Despite the recent decline and weaker demand, total PC volume is still comparable to volume at the start of the pandemic when volume hit 74.3 million in Q2 2020, and the market is still significantly outperforming in Q2 pre-pandemic levels in 2018 and 2019 were 62.1 million and 65.1 million units, respectively.

“As appetites for educational PCs are saturated and consumer demand stagnates, the US PC market looks set for another quarter with double-digit declines in most segments,” said Neha Mahajan, research manager at IDC’s Devices and Displays team. “Demand for commercial PCs is also showing signs of slowing, however pockets of growth are still expected in certain commercial sub-segments where demand for low-to-midrange Windows devices remains active and unmet.”

While rankings among the top 3 companies did not change, Apple managed to slip to fifth place, merging the company with ASUS* as production slowed over the quarter. As a result, Acer found itself in 4th place for this cycle. Barring further supply issues, IDC expects Apple to ramp up production in the second half of the year.

Top 5 Companies, Global Traditional PC Shipments, Market Share and YoY Growth, Q2 2022 (Preliminary results, deliveries in thousand units)


2Q22 deliveries

2Q22 market share

2Q21 deliveries

2Q21 market share

2Q22/2Q21 growth







2. HP Inc.






3. Dell Technologies






4. Acer Group






5d Apple*






5d ASUS*












In total






Source: IDC Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, July 11, 2022

*IDC declares a statistical tie in the global traditional PC market when there is a one-tenth of a percent (0.1%) or less difference in supply shares between two or more vendors.


– Some IDC estimates before financial reports. Data for all companies are reported for calendar periods.

– Shipments include shipments to distribution channels or end users. OEM sales are counted under the company/brand under which they are sold.

– Traditional PCs include desktops, notebooks and workstations and do not include tablets or x86 servers. Detachable Tablets and Slate Tablets are part of Personal Computing Device Tracker but are not covered in this press release.

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