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Worldwide PC 2014-2018 Forecast

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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."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

  • Methodology

Situation Overview

  • 4Q13 Global Market Size and Trends

Future Outlook

  • Forecast and Assumptions
    • Worldwide Update and Outlook
    • Regional Update and Outlook
      • United States
      • Western Europe
      • Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan)
      • Japan
      • Rest of World
    • ASP and Revenue Outlook
    • Form Factor Outlook
    • Assumptions
  • Market Context

Essential Guidance

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  • Related Research
  • Drivers/Inhibitors
  • Definitions
  • Methodology
    • Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Worldwide PC Shipments by Region, 2011-2018 (000)
  • Table: Worldwide PC Value of Shipments by Region, 2011-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide PC Shipments, Value of Shipments, and Average System Price by Form Factor, 2011-2018 (000)
  • Table: U.S. PC Unit Shipments, Value of Shipments, and Average System Price by Form Factor, 2011-2018
  • Table: Western Europe PC Shipments, Value of Shipments, and Average System Price by Form Factor, 2011-2018
  • Table: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) PC Shipments, Value of Shipments, and Average System Price by Form Factor, 2011-2018
  • Table: Japan PC Shipments, Value of Shipments, and Average System Price by Form Factor, 2011-2018
  • Table: Rest of World PC Shipments, Value of Shipments, and Average System Price by Form Factor, 2011-2018
  • Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide PC Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide PC Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Worldwide PC Shipments by Region, 2007-2018: Comparison of February 2014 and May 2014 Forecasts (000)
  • Table: Worldwide PC Value of Shipments by Region, 2007-2018: Comparison of February 2014 and May 2014 Forecasts ($M)
  • Table: Short-Term Accelerators and Inhibitors in the Global PC Market
  • Table: Long-Term Accelerators and Inhibitors in the Global PC Market
  • Table: Geographic Categories by Region
  • Table: Exchange Rates, 2006-2013 (%)

List of Figures

  • Figure: Worldwide PC Shipments, 2007-2018: Comparison of February 2014 and May 2014 Forecasts
  • Figure: Worldwide PC Value of Shipments, 2007-2018: Comparison of February 2014 and May 2014 Forecasts
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