Last year marked the biggest decline in PC shipments, and this year, shipments are also expected to fall, according to research firm IDC.
In findings released this week, IDC said it expects worldwide PC shipments to fall by 6.1 percent in 2014.
“Emerging markets used to be a core driver of the PC market, as rising penetration among large populations boosted overall growth,” Loren Loverde, an IDC vice president, said in a news release.
“At the moment, however, we’re seeing emerging regions more affected by a weak economic environment as well as significant shifts in technology buying priorities,” Loverde said. “We do expect these regions to recover in the medium term and perform better than mature regions, but growth is expected to stabilize near zero percent, rather than driving increasing volumes as we saw in the past.”
Here’s IDC’s chart: