PC sales increased 15% during 2021, reaching 341 million units sold

PC sales increased 15% during 2021, reaching 341 million units sold

Analyst firm Canalys said shipments of desktops, laptops and workstations grew 1 percent year over year, lifting full-year shipments to 341 million units. That’s 15 percent more than in 2020 and 27 percent more than 2019 levels. In fact, it’s the largest total PC shipment since 2012.

The smartphone industry wasn’t the only one to grow in 2021, as PC shipments hit 92 million units. in the fourth quarter, surpassing the 90 million mark for the second consecutive year.

Laptops and mobile workstations continued to lead the number in shipments totaling 275 million units. Shipments of desktop computers and desktop workstations accounted for about 66 million units last year.

Lenovo led, both in terms of shipments in the fourth quarter and for the full year with 21.7 million units and 82.1 million units shipped, respectively. HP, Dell and Apple followed in that order, again both in the fourth quarter and throughout the year.

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Speaking of the whole year, Apple had the highest growth rate at 28.3 percent and also in the fourth quarter at 9.0 percent, compared to the same period a year earlier.

The firm said the market growth highlights how important PCs have become since the start of the pandemic.

“While 2021 was the year of digital transformation, 2022 will be the year of digital acceleration,” said Canalys Principal Analyst Rushabh Doshi. “The importance of PCs being faster, better, more resilient and more secure it has never been bigger, and the industry is willing to innovate and push boundaries to maintain this momentum,” added Doshi.

Source: Canalys