Ukrainian PC market declined by more than half
PC market in Ukraine continues to shrink. This is evidenced by the results of the Ukrainian office of research IDC.
In the first quarter of 2015 in the country it was delivered 126 thousand PCs, 53.6% less than the same period last year. Deliveries desktops fell by 59% and amounted to 45 thousand pieces. The share of candy bars rose to 4.7% (a year ago - 3.4%).
Mobile PC market downturn reported by 50%, to 81 thousand units. With weak demand for IT equipment distributors have tried to deliver the most affordable model, the structure of supply laptops models costing up to $ 400 accounted for more than 63% of laptops.
"The worsening fighting in the east, sharp fluctuations in the hryvnia exchange rate (and as a consequence of the rise in prices), the fall in purchasing power and sentiment - all this has a negative impact on the supply of equipment," - says Irina Melnichuk, an analyst at IDC.
Given the current situation in the Ukrainian economy, the tendency to reduce the PC market will continue in the following quarters of the year.