By 2025, sales of laptop computers would have hit $150 billion, while desktop PC sales revenues are set to drop to $54bn in this period, new data presented by has revealed. The data shows that the increase in the sales of laptops will be largely occasioned by remote working and distance learning amid an ongoing pandemic, which has continued to fuel global demand for PCs.

The global laptop segment has witnessed a steady growth in revenue and shipments even before the pandemic, wherein 2019, the entire market hit $135.8bn value, while last year jumped by $4.6bn YoY to $140.3bn, despite the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

Statistics show the increasing trend is set to continue in 2021, with revenues growing by 1.3% YoY to $142.1bn. By 2025, the unified market is set to reach almost a $150bn value, $9bn more than in 2020.

The United States remained the leading market and is expected to generate $37.7bn in revenue by 2025, up from $36.1bn this year. The Chinese market, the second-largest globally, is set to witness modest growth in the following years, with revenues rising from $13.6bn in 2021 to $14bn in 2025.

After years of steady decline, global desktop PC sales finally saw growth in 2020. Statista data show global desktop PC revenues hit $58.4bn last year, up from $57.9bn in 2019. However, this figure is expected to drop by 1.7% to $57.5bn in 2021. By 2025, global desktop PC revenues are forecast to shrink by another $3.5bn and hit $54bn.

Chinese desktop PC market, as the largest globally, is set to witness a 3% growth in the next four years, with revenues rising to over $14bn by 2025.

However, the United States, as the world’s second-largest desktop PC market, is expected to witness a significant drop in desktop PC sales, with revenues plunging by 12% to $9.2bn in this period.


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