09 Mar 2022

Middle East & Africa Personal Computing Devices Market to Continue Growing After Outstanding Performance in 2021

Dubai – The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations and tablets, is expected to see year-on-year shipment growth of 2.6% for the first quarter of 2022, according to industry analysis conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm's latest Quarterly PCD Tracker shows that a total of 6.2 million units will be shipped across the region in Q1 2022.

"The MEA PCD market is expected to follow up on its outstanding performance throughout 2021 by recording further growth through the first quarter of 2022," says Fouad Charakla, IDC's senior research manager for client devices in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. "Growing demand for PCs, particularly among commercial end users, will continue to drive the market, while demand for tablets is expected to decline year on year.

"South Africa is expected to be the fastest growing market by far, driven by a combination of large deals and the fulfilment of a backlog of previously unfulfilled orders caused by supply shortages. Saudi Arabia and the UAE will also experience growth year on year. On the flip side, Turkey will experience a steep decline owing to the Turkish lira’s depreciation against the U.S. dollar, which has made PCDs more expensive for end users."

For more information, please contact Sheila Manek at smanek@idc.com  or on +971 4 446 3154.

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IDC in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

For the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa region, IDC retains a coordinated network of offices in Riyadh, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg, Cairo, and Istanbul, with a regional center in Dubai. Our coverage couples local insights with international perspectives to provide a comprehensive understanding of markets in these dynamic regions. Our market intelligence services are unparalleled in depth, consistency, scope, and accuracy. IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey currently fields over 130 analysts, consultants, and conference associates across the region. To learn more about IDC MEA, please visit www.idc.com/mea. You can follow IDC MEA on Twitter at @IDCMEA.


Regions Covered

Middle East and Africa

Topics Covered

Personal computing devices