Worldwide tablet shipments posted a decline of 3.3% year-over-year in 2022, totalling 162.8 million units, and ending two years of solid growth – although shipments remained well above pre-pandemic levels, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC).

For the fourth quarter in 2022, the tablet market saw a 0.3% decline year-over-year with 45.6 million units shipped in the quarter (a slowdown from 45.7 million units in 2021).

Meanwhile, Chromebook shipments saw a significant drop in 2022 – a 48% decline in the full-year 2022, after experiencing a 180.5% growth in 2021. In Q4 2022 only 3.6 million units were sold, a 24.3% YoY decline from the year prior.

Apple and Samsung continued to lead the tablet market, with Apple’s market share increasing by 4 percentage points in 2022 due to the launch of several new products.

This Techloy chart shows the worldwide shipments of tablets and Chromebooks by vendors between 2021 and 2022.

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