Recently, Canalys released the latest data. Due to the “serious delay in production and logistics problems” caused by the closure of global companies and factories, the first quarter of global PC shipments declined by 8%. Among the top models, the Apple Mac shipments fell 21% year-on-year.
Judging from the data released, Lenovo led the PC market with a shipment of 12.8 million units. But sales of 13.42 million units in the first quarter of 2019 were still down by 4.4%. HP ranked second with 11.7 million units. But sales of 13.58 million units in the first quarter of 2019 decreased by 13.8% year-on-year. Dell ranked third with 10.49 million units sold, up 1.1% year-on-year. Dell is also the only company among the top five to increase sales.
Apple sold 4 million Macs in the first quarter of 2019, and sales fell to 3.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, a 21% year-on-year decline. Compared with other top five manufacturers (including Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer), the decline of the Apple Mac is the largest.
Canalys believes that although global PC shipments are declining now, looking at the general environment, the demand for the computer market has skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2020 due to global strict home measures that require remote work and learning. Canalys predicts that suppliers will report considerable profits in the next few weeks. Also, the operating margin percentage will reach the highest level in history.
Canalys also pointed out that with the transition to home work and study, “many other home appliances” have also achieved significant growth. These include headphones, webcams, printers, and monitors. However, Apple doesn’t produce too many of these products.