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Forecast Analysis: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 1Q18 Update

Published: 13 April 2018

ID: G00355872

Analyst(s): Anthony Mullen , Tuong Nguyen , Anshul Gupta , Mikako Kitagawa , Tracy Tsai , Roberta Cozza , Meike Escherich , Bruno Lakehal , Lillian Tay, CK Lu , Ranjit Atwal , Angie Wang, Annette Zimmermann , Annette Jump


Technology strategic planners will see devices forecast current-dollar end-user spending growth continue to increase at a CAGR of 1.5% between 2017 through 2022 to $774 billion, while unit shipments will remain flat at 2.35 billion.

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Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Regional Markets Recovering at Different Paces
    • Economic Upturn
  • Decline in App Spend Is an Indicator of Satisfaction With Current Smartphones' Capabilities


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