Lima, January 13, 2022Updated on 01/13/2022 12:36 pm
The PC market continues to grow coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic and last year 2021 global sales increased by 15% driven by the demand for laptops.
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Last year 341 million units of computers were shipped worldwide, of which 91.7 million computers were marketed in the fourth quarter alone, as reported by the analytics firm. Canalys it’s a statement.
These data represent an increase in global sales of 15% compared to 2020, and 27% compared to 2019. They are also the highest figures since 2012, due to the negative trend that the sector had experienced before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Personal and professional laptops are the segment that most drives the market, with a growth of 16% compared to 2020 and a total of 275 million units sold.
Desktops are also growing, albeit more moderately, 7% more than in 2020 to reach the figure of 66 million devices shipped globally.
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In terms of sales by manufacturer, the Chinese company Lenovo was the one that shipped the most computers in 2021, with 82.1 million computers sold, 13.1% more than 2020.
Behind is the American HP, which last year grew 9.5% to sell 74.1 million computers, followed by Dell, with 59.3 million computers shipped and an annual growth of 8.9%.
Apple was the fourth global manufacturer of computers in 2021 according to data from Canalys, which places the US brand with the highest growth in the sector, 28.3%, and 29 million computers sold. Acer closes the top 5, with an annual increase of 21.8% and 24.4 million computers.
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