Rise in MEA PC shipments


July 22, 2020 | By RetailME Bureau

There has been a rise in MEA PC shipments, which grew 7% year-on-year during the second quarter of 2020, as International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates.

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computer (PC) market – comprising desktops, notebooks and workstations – saw a total of 2.9 million units being shipped across the region in Q2 2020.

Commenting on the rise in MEA PC shipments, Fouad Charakla, IDC’s senior research manager for client devices in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa said, “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen people spend much more time inside their homes as remote working and studying practices have increasingly become the norm. This has acted as one of the key drivers of demand as more end-users required their homes to be equipped with PCs. At the same time, we have also seen a strong shift in demand from desktops to notebooks as the need for mobility has grown.”

“Huge growth was seen in Saudi Arabia as market players pushed high volumes of shipments before the Kingdom’s VAT rate tripled to 15% at the start of July and made PCs costlier for end-users,” he added. “In Turkey, there was a notable rise in shipments as both consumer and commercial demand began to improve with lockdown measures easing, stores reopening and general business activity increasing. Meanwhile, the UAE’s shipments were boosted by the delivery of a massive education deal during the quarter.”

 

For all the latest retail news from the Middle East, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Comments

comments

Previous Article Next Article

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE /



UAE-based Etisalat Group has signed an agreement with elGrocer, a leading online 

Continue Reading

November 18, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Amazon.ae announced that the 11.11 sale is back once again this year 

Continue Reading

November 8, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society’s COOP City store is now open in Lake 

Continue Reading

November 3, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Union Coop, a consumer cooperative in the UAE, revealed that 78% of 

Continue Reading

August 24, 2021 | By Jibran Chouguley

Union Coop has opened its 23rd branch within the UAE in Jumeirah 

Continue Reading

August 2, 2021 | By Jibran Chouguley

Nando’s has revealed their revamped Sheikh Zayed Road outlet where newcomers and 

Continue Reading

July 8, 2021 | By Jibran Chouguley

UAE-based Al Maya Group announced that it will be boosting import of 

Continue Reading

June 24, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based grocery retail chain, Grandiose has opened its first hypermarket in Abu 

Continue Reading

June 2, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based Carrefour announced its theme and plans for Ramadan 2021. The brand 

Continue Reading

March 31, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Locally owned supermarket Spinneys celebrates 60 years of doing business in the 

Continue Reading

March 9, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Almarai, Carrefour, Emirates have the most loyal customers

UAE-based Carrefour will become the first retailer in the region to offer new levels 

Continue Reading

February 22, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

The Organic Farmers’ Market is back in Bay Avenue for its 12th 

Continue Reading

February 17, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau




Download Images RetailME Magazine