PC sales to take big hit due to coronavirus outbreak

Posted on Saturday, Feb 22 2020 @ 11:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Analysts from Canalysis believe the novel coronavirus outbreak will have a big impact on PC production and sales. In a revised projection, the firm estimates the virus could result in a drop of at least 3.3 percent, and up to 8.5 percent in the most pessimistic scenario:
PC shipments will be down between 10.1% to 20.6% in Q1 2020, the firm estimated. The impact will remain visible in Q2, when the shipments are expected to drop between 8.9% (best case scenario, per Canalys) and 23.4% (worst case scenario), it said.

In the best case scenario, the outbreak would mean 382 million units will ship in 2020, down 3.4% from 396 million last year.

The worst case makes a deeper dent, stating that about 362 million units will ship this year, down 8.5% from last year.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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