PC Shipments Surpass Expectations in Q3
Australian PC shipments have increased for the first time in 2016, with year-on-year growth of 3.5% in the third quarter driven primarily by the commercial segment.
992,000 units were shipped in Q3, surpassing forecasts by approximately 7% according to the latest figures from IDC’s Asia Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker.
The commercial segment saw growth of 6% year-on-year attributed mainly to deployments in state education departments, while early inventory for holiday shopping pushed consumer growth of 1% year-on-year.
HP is the big winner of Q3 2016, with the company increasing its market share by approximately 4.8% from Q3 2015 to 28.1%. Meanwhile Apple lost 5.3% over the same time period, falling to 12.8% of the market share.