Worldwide PC market shipped 83.6 million in Q2, 2021; records 13.2% YoY growth: IDC

The worldwide PC market continues to grow in the second quarter of 2021, despite facing a chip shortage. The market shipped a total of 83.6 million units, growing 13.2% YoY, and the top 5 companies were Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple and Acer.

Lenovo maintained their market lead from Q1, 2021, shipping a little over 20 million units and had a market share of 23.9%. Following them was HP, with 18.5 million units shipped and a market share of 22.2%. Dell came in third place with nearly 14 million units shipped and recorded a growth of 16.4%YoY.


Apple and Acer shared the 4th place, shipped a little over 6 million units each and captured a market share of 7.3-7.4%.

Commenting on the growth, Jitesh Ubrani research manager for IDC’s Mobile and Consumer Device Trackers said:

The PC market’s hot streak continued to drive heavy investments from the supply side including the entry of new vendors as well as additional spend from underdogs. And while the top 5 continue to drive volume, the smaller vendors have helped drive growth by offering unique features or niche designs.

On the future of the market, Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst with IDC’s Devices and Displays Group said:

Though annual growth remains quite high, it has begun to taper off as the 13% growth rate in 2Q21 is far lower than the 55.9% growth in 1Q21 and 25.8% growth in 4Q20. “The market faces mixed signals as far as demand is concerned. With businesses opening back up, demand potential in the commercial segment appears promising. However, there are also early indicators of consumer demand slowing down as people shift spending priorities after nearly a year of aggressive PC buying.