PC sales are continuing to decline in EMEA, with consumer sales being hardest hit.
That's according to IDC, which found that in Q1 2019, revenues decreased by 2.7 per cent overall year on year, with consumer sales slipping by 12.6 per cent.
IDC senior analyst Liam Hall said "the ongoing dismal picture for the overall consumer market" was down to CPU shortages affecting the supply for low-end models, and changes in buying habits leaving many firms with higher levels of unsold inventory.
However, Hall said the professional market did record positive growth, at six per cent year on year.
"Despite component shortages and difficult macroeconomic conditions in some of the major economies; the increasingly frequent migration to Windows 10, the continued adoption of mobility and the elimination of backlogs have created a strong business appetite for business as suppliers have finally succeeded," he said.
IDC highlighted Western Europe as the star performer of the EMEA region, with "an exceptional commercial performance keeping the Western European PC market afloat".
Western Europe's traditional PC market logged overall growth of 2.8 per cent year on year.
Commercial sales were up 10.7 per cent, although consumer sales did decline by 8.9 per cent.
The top three vendors across EMEA - HP, Lenovo and Dell - remained dominant, increasing their market share from 65.5 per cent to 68.3 per cent.
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