MEA personal computing market declines 13.4% in Q1, shipments at lowest since Q3 2010

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 13:57 CET | News

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, for desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined by 13.4 percent year on year in Q1, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Shipments fell to around 4.9 million units for the three-month period, the lowest since Q3 2010. The biggest declines were in the 'Rest of Middle East' sub-region, which includes Iran among other countries, says Fouad Charakla, IDC's senior research manager for client devices in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. 

Charakla says tightening US sanctions continue to make it hard for companies outside Iran to deal with companies located inside the country, especially when it comes to sending or receiving payments. The report says Turkey and Iran will continue to suffer under the weight of challenges, with the situation in Iran not expected to recover any time soon. The performance of the Turkish PC market is expected to stabilise by the second half of the year, reflecting some year-on-year growth for that period.

The top three vendors in the MEA PC market maintained their respective positions, with each of them gaining share on the corresponding quarter of 2018. HP was still top with 31.4 percent, down from 32.1 percent in Q1 2018. Lenovo was second again at 19.4 percent (21.8%) and Dell third with 14.9 percent (18.1%).

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Africa / Iran (Islamic Republic of) / Middle East
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