Global Personal Computer Industry 2012-2017: Trend, Profit and Forecast Analysis
date: October 2012, more than 48 valuable figures/charts and 11 tables are provided in this report
The global personal computer industry experienced good growth over the last five years and is
expected to continue its growth momentum to reach approximately US $252.7 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 3.3% over
the next five years. Increasing technological innovations such as the introduction of new ultraportable thin
laptops and all-in-one PCs that save space and enable users to manage their workloads and information more
efficiently are expected to drive the industry over the forecast period.
Lucintel, a leading
global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global PC industry and presents its
findings in “Global Personal Computer Industry 2012-2017: Trend, Profit and Forecast Analysis.”
The global PC industry is highly consolidated. The Asia Pacific (APAC) region dominates the industry
with 34.2% of the global market. Factors such as technological innovations, computer education, widespread
Internet usage, rising income, and urbanization affect industry dynamics significantly.
Lucintel’s research indicates that the global PC industry witnessed growth during 2006-2011 due to the
introduction of notebook computers for consumers seeking the latest technology and high performance, the growing
demand for lower-priced notebooks, and the growing popularity of ultrabook notebooks. The industry revenue
declined sharply in 2009 but bounced back in 2010, driven by economic recovery and increased IT spending.
Continued introduction of new technologies is expected to change the face of the industry.
indicted in the study, major drivers of the global PC industry are growing Internet usage, rising incomes, growing
computer education, and increasing urbanization with the evolution of consumers’ lifestyles. The use of
applications such as e-mail, social networking sites, and Internet access are increasingly happening through media
tablets and smartphones, which form key industry challenges.
This comprehensive guide from
Lucintel provides readers with valuable information and the tools needed to successfully drive critical business
decisions with a thorough understanding of the market’s potential. This report will save Lucintel clients
hundreds of hours in personal research time on a global market and it offers significant benefits in expanding
business opportunities throughout the global personal computer industry analysis. In a fast-paced ever-changing
world, business leaders need every advantage available to them in a timely manner to drive change in the market
and to stay ahead of their competition. This report provides business leaders with a keen advantage in this regard
by making them aware of emerging trends and demand requirements on an annual basis.
To make any
investment or strategic decision, you need adequate and timely information. This market report fulfills this core
need. Some of the features of this market report are:
• Industry size
estimates in terms of (US $) value by regions and by segments
• Global personal
computer industry analysis annual trend (2006-2011) and forecast (2012-2017)
Porter’s Five Force analysis
• New product launch and merger and
acquisition activity in global personal computer industry analysis
demand trend (Q1 2010-Q4 2011) and forecast analysis (Q1 2012-Q4 2013) for global personal computer industry
• Gross and net profit trends in the global personal computer industry
• Cost structure trend in the global as well as regional personal computer
• More than 48 valuable figures/charts and 11 tables are provided
in this report