The above graph represents the worldwide tablet shipments by quarter, starting from Q2 2010 to Q1 2021. After two sequential quarters of decline, the worldwide tablet market recorded an appreciable 18.6% YoY growth in Q2 2020, as the shipments reached 38.6 million units. Due to the COVID-19 lockdowns in all major countries, the consumers turned to tablets for entertainment, business, and e-learning. This trend continued in Q3 2020 as well; the tablet vendors shipped 47.6 million units during Q3 2020, with a strong 24.9% YoY growth.
Worldwide Tablet Market: History
|Duration||CY Q2 2010 – Q2 2020|
As the graph shows, the global tablet shipments increased an astonishing 355.8% YoY, from just 3.3 million in Q2 2010 to 15.04 million in Q2 2011. The global shipments figure further increased to 28.3 million in Q2 2012, with 88.16% YoY growth.
The demand for tablets increases during the fourth quarter of the year. Interestingly, in Q4 2013, tablet vendors shipped a record 78.6 million devices globally – highest-ever till date.
It is important to note that the worldwide tablet shipments declined year-over-year for the first time in Q4 2014. About 76.4 million units were shipped globally, representing nearly 2.8% YoY decline. Surprisingly, after that, the tablet industry worldwide continued to witness the YoY decline in shipments till Q2 2019.
In Q3 2019, the tablet companies finally took a sigh of relief when the market returned to growth (1.9% YoY), with 37.6 million units shipped globally. Together, Apple and Amazon was dominating nearly 45.9% of the global tablet market. However, the YoY growth in tablet shipments couldn’t long last, as the market again shrank 0.6% YoY in Q4 2019. About 43.5 million tablet devices were shipped globally.
One must note that in Q1 2020, the total number of tablets shipped in a quarter reached the lowest since Q1 2012 when only 20.3 million devices were shipped, globally.
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