IDC reports that global PC shipments in the first quarter of 2020 decreased by 9.8% year-on-year to 53.2 million units. This decline occurred after full-year growth in 2019, and IDC attributed the decline to “reduced supply due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, the world’s largest supplier of PCs.”
Among them, Apple’s shipments in the first quarter fell by 20.7%, from 3.9 million units a year ago to 3.09 million units this year. IDC called this “one of the largest drops in recent history” and attributed it to the company’s dependence on Chinese manufacturing.
In addition to IDC, Gartner’s data shows that global PC shipments totaled 51.6 million units in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 12.3% from the first quarter of 2019.
Gartner estimates that worldwide, Apple‘s shipments fell by 6.2% year-on-year, from 3.79 million units in the first quarter of 2019 to 3.55 million units in the first quarter of 2020. But in the United States, Gartner’s data actually shows that Mac shipments increased from 1.34 million last year to 1.35 million this year.