This IDC study presents an updated look at the worldwide PC marketplace going forward. It incorporates 4Q13 data, with the forecast out to 2018. It is valid as of March 2014 and provides forecast and growth figures for PC shipments at the worldwide level and for key regional markets.
"The worldwide PC market contraction of 2013 is likely to continue in 2014 too; however, the magnitude of contraction will slow down to midsingle digit," says Rajani Singh, senior research analyst, IDC's United States Quarterly PC Tracker program. "Although the PC market will continue to feel pressure in the near and midterm, we expect some stabilization in outer years."