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Global PC shipments declining continuously at record levels: Gartner

Worldwide PC shipments declined for the eighth consecutive quarter, which is apparently the longest duration of decline in the history of PC industry, research firm Gartner said in a report. Shipments totaled to 68.9 million in Q3 2016, which is a 5.7% decline when compared to Q1 2015.  Worldwide PC shipments declined by 9.6% y-o-y in Q1 2016; shipments also declined by 8.3% y-o-y in Q4 2015 and by 7.7% y-o-y in Q3 2015. Gartner said that PC manufacturers faced several challenges like weak demand for back-to-school offers, low demand in the consumer market, especially in emerging markets. These markets include India, Indonesia, Iraq, Mongolia, Nigeria, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. "There are two fundamental issues that have impacted PC market results: the extension of the lifetime of the PC caused by the excess of consumer devices, and weak PC…

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