You might think that PC sales around the world also declined last year due to chip shortages, but this is a common misconception. Recently, a new statistical report was published which shows that the market for these devices has experienced an increase in sales.
According to TechCranch, Canalys reports that PC sales in 2021 grew by 15% year-on-year and by 27% over two years ago, with 341 million units sold, a staggering number. According to the company, while the fourth quarter numbers increased by only one percent compared to the previous year, 2021 has been the best year since 2012.
As noted by Canalys senior analyst Dot, despite the chip supply problems, PCs have had a great year. He sees computers as part of our work and leisure lives, as it has become common in the developed regions of the world to have several of them in one house. He said:
The double-digit growth of the market during 2020 is significant. Despite permanent supply constraints, the demand for PCs has been very high in the last 12 months. In the long run, the most important developments in 2021 can be considered the increase in the penetration rate and the use of personal computers.
The big winners of 2021 were Lenovo, HP and Dell, with Apple in fourth place. It should be noted that while everyone had a good year, Apple had the highest growth of 28.3% compared to last year.
Mac supply in 2021 grew almost twice as fast as the overall PC market. The result was the sale of the M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro, which went on sale in October. Acer, despite being ranked fifth in terms of number of shipments, has experienced an annual growth of 21.8.
In terms of market share, Lenovo and HP were the clear winners with 24.1% and 21.7%, respectively. Dell came in fourth with 17.4 percent and Apple fourth with 8.5 percent.
Although the chip shortage is expected to continue until the new year, and there are speculations that the market for educational products will be saturated, Canalys still believes that 2022 will be a strong year for PC sales. Canalys analyst Reshabe Doshi said the market would probably be bigger in 2021 if it were not for supply problems. Doshi says:
The main reason why we are in a state of shortage is that there is more demand than supply. If the supply situation was better, the PC industry would grow faster [حتی بزرگتر] Been.
He sees a market that will continue to expand in the future. With an unlimited look, the demand for better and faster PCs is now greater than ever, not only at work, but also at home. Given the importance of personal computers, which has grown in the last two years, we believe that this growth will continue.