Four of the five main suppliers have increased their tablet shipments in the third quarter of 2017, but the overall market declined
Experts of the analytical company IDC has summed up the third quarter of 2017 in the tablet market. According to analysts, tablet shipments compared to the same quarter of last year fell by 5.4% — from 42.3 to 40.0 million shares. The reason for this is named growing demand for smartphones coupled with the lengthening of the upgrade cycle of tablets and some strengthening of the position of a traditional PC. This is the twelfth consecutive quarter, when the decline in tablet sales compared with the same period of the previous year.
It is noteworthy that four of the five main suppliers have increased their tablet shipments in the third quarter of 2017.
In particular, Apple increased deliveries from 9.3 to 10.3 million units, i.e. by 11.4%. Due to this, its share increased from 21.9% to 25.8%.
In second place, Samsung has reduced the supply of 7.9%, from 6.5 to 6.0 million units. Given that the overall market also declined, the share of South Korean manufacturer changed slightly from 15.4% to 15.0%.
Third place goes to the company Amazon.com showing the highest growth of supply — from 3.1 to 4.4 million or 38.7%. The share of the largest store online for the year increased from 7.5% to 10.9%.
Huawei for the year has increased the supply of from 2.5 to 3.0 million tablets, bringing its share increased from 6.0% to 7.5%. The share of Lenovo is 7.4%. This manufacturer during the quarter were shipped approximately 3.0 million tablets. A year ago, the volume of supplies was equal to 2.7 million units, a market share of 6.5%. IDC analysts found the figures of two Chinese companies fairly close to place them in one place to fourth.
All the other manufacturers owned a total of 33.3% of the market. A year ago their share was equal to 42.8%. These figures correspond to the reduction of supplies from 18.1 to 13.3 million units, or 26.3%. In other words, while the leading players retain positions, the smaller producers are fleeing from unpromising market.