PC shipments in May reflect slow Q2

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[/caption] IDC’s quarterly PC forecast from May projected worldwide PC shipment declines of -11.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), -4.7 percent in the third quarter, and -1.6 percent in the fourth quarter, resulting in total annual growth of -7.8 percent for 2013. This follows a decline of -13.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013 and -4.0 percent for all of 2012. The results for May are behind pace for achieving the projected 2Q13 growth rates, although stronger June results could still make up most if not all of the difference. “The expectation for the second quarter was not all that high, showing only minor improvement from the first quarter. But the May results reflect deteriorating conditions rather than improvement and the market will probably fall short of projections,” said Loren Loverde, program vice president at IDC. “We still expect an improvement in the second half of the year as more new products are launched and we get into the back-to-school and holiday seasons. But the market will likely remain cautious about the second half of 2013.” ]]>

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