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Report: Global Shipments of PCs To Fall 10.1 pct in 2013

12:15 pm on Dec 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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For those involved in the business, this must be even more painful to read.

Global shipments of personal computers (PCs) are expected to see their "most severe yearly contraction on record" in 2013, according to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

The firm said sales of PCs would fall by 10.1% this year, worse than the previous estimate of 9.7%.

PC sales have fallen for the last six quarters, the longest historical drop.

Global shipments of PCs have been hurt by the growing popularity of tablets and smartphones.

"Perhaps the chief concern for future PC demand is a lack of reasons to replace an older system, " Jay Chou, a senior research analyst with IDC, said in a statement.

Worldwide shipments would continue to fall in 2014 but at a slower pace, said IDC.Report: Global Shipments of PCs To Fall 10.1 pct in 2013 [bbc.co.uk]