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‘$228 bn worth PCs, phones to be shipped globally by 2017’

‘$228 bn worth PCs, phones to be shipped globally by 2017’
Over 2.65 billion units of PCs, tablets and mobile phones, worth $228 billion, are expected to be shipped globally by 2017, research firm Gartner said.

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to grow from 2.41 billion units last year to 2.48 billion units in 2015, an increase of 2.8 per cent, Gartner said in a statement.

This is expected to rise further to 2.65 billion units by 2017, it added. In value terms, the market is expected to grow from$244 billion last year to $226 billion in 2015 and further to $228 billion by 2017, Gartner said. Gartner said the global PC market is likely to see shipment of 306 million units in 2015, a decline 2.4 per cent over 2014. By 2017, it is forecast to cross 327 million units.

“The fall in PC purchases is primarily due to expected price increases by vendors in Europe and other regions, which is forced by local currency depreciation against the dollar,” Gartner Research Director Ranjit Atwal said. The mobile phone market, on the other hand, is the largest and most profitable segment of the global device market. It is expected to total 1.9 billion units and grow 3.5 per cent in 2015 and further to 2.05 billion by 2017.
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