‌‌Global PC shipments fell 12.6% YoY in Q2 2022 reaching a total of 72 million units in the quarter, the largest YoY decline since Q2 2013, brought on by geopolitical, economic, and supply chain challenges impacting all regional markets.

In the second quarter of 2022, the top three vendors in the worldwide PC market experienced declines in PC shipments. However, they still maintain a similar ranking in the size of their market shares as in Q2 2021.

Lenovo maintained its leadership in the global PC market with a 24.4% share in Q2 2022 despite suffering a fall in total shipments by 12.7% YoY to 17.8 million units mainly due to weak consumer demand.

HP market was the hardest hit in the second quarter of 2022 with a 27% decline in PC shipments, reaching only 13.5 million units from the 18.6 million in Q2 2021. Other PC vendors also saw a decline in Q2 of 2022.

Of the top PC vendors in the global PC market, Apple, ranking the 4th largest was the only vendor that saw an unprecedented 9% increase in total shipments, with 6.4 million units shipped in Q 2022 from the 5.8 million shipments in Q2 2021.

Numbers may not add up to totals shown due to rounding | Chart: Emmanuel Oyedeji/Techloy.com | Source: Gartner (July 2022)

PCs and even the smartphone category continue to see a decline in shipments mainly due to the lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic in China during the quarter, hitting hard on the supply chain, as major laptop ODMs (Original Design Manufacturers), suffered manufacturing disruptions.

Weakening consumer demand, high inflation figures, and other macroeconomic factors continue to impact the production and shipment of PCs globally.