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Youssef Al Arabi (Abu Dhabi)

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), which specializes in information and communication technology research, sales of computers in the United Arab Emirates in 2022 will be around 1.472 million units, worth 4.210 million dirhams (1.15 million of dollars).
According to data seen by Al Ittihad, laptops accounted for 71.4% of total device shipments to the United Arab Emirates, totaling 1.05 million units, with an estimated value of Dh3.14 billion (US$ 856.6 million) .
Desktop PCs accounted for 28.6% of total device shipments in the UAE, with 421,000 devices worth around AED 1 billion (US$290 billion).

According to ADC, the average delivery price for a laptop in the UAE was AED 2,991 (US$815), and the average price for a desktop was AED 1,742 (US$689). IDC data showed that the UAE accounted for more than 40% of the 3.619 million PCs shipped to the Gulf last year.

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For his part, Fouad Charakla, Senior Director of Consumer Devices Research at IDC Middle East and Africa, said: The PC market in the UAE has seen significant stability in 2022 compared to 2021.
He noted that the market benefited from the delivery of several large projects in the education sector, which in turn helped to maintain the overall performance of the market. He noted that the consumer sector has seen healthy growth as 2022 has seen further relaxation of precautionary restrictions related to Covid 19, as well as an increase in tourists and improvement in computer supply levels.

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In the fourth quarter of 2022, worldwide PC shipments were below expectations with 67.2 million PCs shipped, down 28.1% year-on-year.
“The overstocking of devices in our distribution channels in recent months has led to further discounting to stimulate demand,” said Jitch Oberney, director of personal device research at IDC.
He added that despite these efforts, PC and business component inventory management will remain among the key elements in determining shipment volumes in the coming quarters. He expected PC components to pick up growth by the end of 2023, noting that the commercial sector has many growth drivers, including the arrival of Windows 10 support and the build upgrade cycle.

Source: Al Ittihad

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