The supply of personal computers to the world market dropped by 15% on an annual basis in the third quarter to 74.3 million units, as evidenced by the recent report of the IDC analysis company. In the same reporting period, 87.3 million personal computers were delivered to the world market during the same reporting period.
According to the report, last quarter's supply of desktop and mobile computers dropped the most from HP by 27.8%, and the manufacturer put 12.7 million computers on the market, up from 17.6 million a year earlier.
In Dell and Lenovo, the supply of computers fell by 21.2 per cent and 16.1 per cent respectively, the first accounting for almost 12 delivered computers. Lenovo is still the leader of the market, which accounted for almost 16.9 million PCs in the third quarter.
Apple was the only company on the list of the top five suppliers of PCs to see an increase in the supply of products. In the third quarter, its computer supply increased by 40% to over 10 million laptops and desktop computers.
The statistics provided by IDC include desktop computers, laptops and workstations, and do not include data on the supply of tablet computers as well as server systems.