U.S. PC shipments fell 12% in Q3 2022

Global inflation, the weak economy, weakening demand, and rising costs have affected not only the semiconductor industry and the smartphone market but also the U.S. personal computer market. According to the analysis of Canalys Research, U.S PC shipments in the third quarter of 2022 reached 17.8 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 12%. Among them, notebook computers fell the most, at 14%, and desktop computers increased by 1%. The reason for the large decline in notebook computer shipments is first that companies have reduced costs, and secondly, the market demand has fallen and the economy is weak. The desktop computer market has gradually recovered under the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, and the growth rate has moderated by 1%.

The US PC market was already in an extended period of contraction as both consumer and education demand struggled with inflation and saturation,” said Brian Lynch, Canalys Research Analyst. “Now, the previously resilient commercial segment has started to wane, posting its first year-on-year decline in 2022. The ISM Services and Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Indexes have both steadily declined since late 2021 and are now at their lowest levels since the onset of the pandemic.”

In the U.S. PC shipments in the third quarter of 2022, Dell, HP, Apple, Lenovo, and Acer rank among the top five, of which only Apple and Acer’s shipments increased by 26.5% and 14.0% respectively. Dell, which shipped 4.7 million units in the third quarter, maintained its No. 1 spot in the U.S. desktop and notebook market with a 26.1 percent market share, but its shipments still fell 16.9 percent year-over-year. The second-ranked Hewlett-Packard has the largest decline in shipments among the five major manufacturers, with a year-on-year decrease of 23.2%, followed by Lenovo, with a year-on-year decrease of 22.2%. Acer ranked fifth with a market share of 5.7%.