The PC sales they continue their upward trajectory. This is reflected by the data from the Canalys consultancy in the last quarter of 2021, as well as those of the whole year, which make it clear that the sale of equipment motivated by the pandemic is not slowing down yet. Thus, in 2021, the total sale of computers reached 341 million units, its highest figure since 2021. In addition, these sales were 20% more than those registered in 2020, which were 27% higher than those of 2019.
Of course, sales for the holiday season of 2021, corresponding to the fourth quarter, only registered an increase of 1% compared to the holiday season of 2020. Despite this, the revenue of the PC market in the period rose by 11 % up to $ 70 billion. In total, for the whole year they rose 15% to $ 250 billion. This generated an annual growth rate that, according to the consultancy, shows that the importance of PCs has grown since the beginning of the pandemic.
All workers who have switched to telecommuting, whose numbers grew due to coronavirus precautions, appear to prefer laptops and mobile workstations to desktops. These product categories grew 16% to reach 275 million of the total of 341 million sold. Meanwhile, desktops and desktop workstations grew by less than half in sales – just 7% since 2020, totaling sales of 66 million units.
One more time Lenovo has been the leader of PC manufacturers in sales during 2021, with 24.1% of all sales, growing slightly compared to 202: 0.3%. He followed HP, with 21.7% of the market after falling 1% year-on-year. The third classified was Dell, with 17.4% of the total, 1.5% more than last year. Manzana recorded 8.5% of sales, 0.9% less, and Acer, in fifth place, it sold 7.1% of all computers, 0.4% more than in 2020.
Rushabh Doshi, Senior Analyst at Canalys, points out that these figures lead to 2022 being a year of «digital acceleration«. Doshi predicts that there will be «revenue growth in the industry, which will come from spending on high-end computers, monitors, accessories and other technology products that allow us to work from anywhere, collaborate around the world and remain ultra-productive«. This despite the difficulties of the production chain, which Doshi apparently expects to continue throughout 2022.