This IDC Forecast Update presents an updated look at the worldwide PC marketplace for the near future. It incorporates the latest data from 1Q12 with the market forecast to 2016. It is valid as of April 2012 and provides forecast and growth figures for PC shipments at the worldwide level and for key regional markets. Details include unit, value, and average selling price (ASP) figures, including compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period from 2011 to 2016. For comparison purposes, the tables in this document also include historical figures for 2009–2011.
Regional details are also provided for PCs by form factor and dollar value of shipments for the United States, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ), Japan, and the rest of the world (ROW).