25 Aug 2022

Shipments of Personal Computing Devices to the Middle East & Africa Decline Significantly as Demand Weakens Across the Region

Dubai – The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, suffered a sharp year-on-year decline of 16.3% for the second quarter of 2022, according to the latest industry analysis conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm's newly updated Worldwide Quarterly PCD Tracker shows that PCD shipments across the MEA region totaled 5.0 million units in Q2 2022, which is the lowest volume of devices shipped into the region since Q1 2020.

"Declines were witnessed in most markets across the region, including key markets such as Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Israel, Egypt, and Nigeria," says Fouad Charakla, IDC's associate research director for client devices in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. "The decline stemmed from both commercial end users and home users, with demand from the latter segment declining at a much faster rate. The rising cost of living is inhibiting consumer demand and spending across markets throughout the region."

From a product category perspective, PC shipments experienced a soft decline of 2.6% year on year in Q2 2022. Lenovo remained in top position, recording a huge increase in shipments year on year. HP Inc. remained in second place after suffering a sharp decline, while Dell maintained its position in third place.

Middle East & Africa PC Market Vendor Shares – Q2 2021 vs. Q2 2022


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The tablet market experienced a steep 33.3% decline in shipments year on year. Samsung continued to lead in terms of unit share, while Apple climbed to second place, followed by Lenovo in third.

Middle East & Africa Tablet Market Vendor Shares – Q2 2021 vs. Q2 2022


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For more information, contact:

Sheila Manek
+971 4 446 3154