Decline in Mideast, Africa’s PC market to stop in Q2 2014: IDC

June 12, 2014 2:04 am

International Data Corp (IDC) has forecast the Middle East and Africa PC market, including Turkey, to witness an end a dismal run of seven consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines in the second quarter by posting long-awaited growth of 3.2%, Arab News has reported. According to data from the IDC, overall PC shipments during the first quarter fell 8.3% year-on-year to a total of 4.8 million units, which was slower than previously expected. IDC’s forecast for growth in will see PC shipments to the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey reach 4.5 million units, while 2014 overall is expected to see shipments increase 1.9% year-on-year, with desktop PCs declining 3.7% and portable PCs growing 5.5%, due to the ongoing shift toward mobility.