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Sales Of IT Devices Set To Fall For The First Time Since 2010

Sales Of IT Devices Set To Fall For The First Time Since 2010Gartner predicts spending to hit US$606 billion
in 2015. But that is still a decline of 5.7 percent on 2014 – and lower than
Gartner had forecast just three months ago.

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile
phones) are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, a 1.5 percent increase
from 2014, but down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.8 percent growth.

The only sector that continues to show growth is the mobile phone market, where
prices continue to fall, and growth is led by emerging markets and China,
Gartner says. However growth is expected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2015.

The global PC shipment market is expected to total 300 million units in 2015, a
decline of 4.5 percent year on year.

The market for tablets and clamshells is also on pace to contract. Ultramobile
shipments are estimated to total 214 million units in 2015, a decline of 5.3
percent year on year.

Tablets will account for 207 million units, down 5.9 percent from 2014.

As for overall spending, Gartner does predict gadget sales will resume
growth¬†after this year’s dip, though gradually. Shoppers will spend $627
billion on devices in 2017, which is still lower than the $642 billion spent in
2014.