China’s tablet shipment totaled 3.73 million units in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 29.8% due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The novel coronavirus outbreak has increased the demand for telecommuting and online education, which has led to an increase in demand for tablet computers. However, the factors such as lockdown, manpower, spare parts, logistics, and others have led to the difficulty in meeting the market demand from the factory capacity, and the mainstream brand products are in a shortage for a long time.
IDC believes that affected by the epidemic, telecommuting and online education will be further normalized in the future, and the demand for tablet computers will be significantly increased.
Affected by the epidemic, in the first quarter, the shipments of business tablet markets were significantly reduced, with only 620,000 units shipped, down 47.8% year on year.
Driven by the demand for online education of students, the performance of the consumer market is better than expected, but the production capacity still restricts the supply of products. The shipment volume is about 3.1 million units, down 24.6% year on year.
Huawei’s shipment volume ranks the first, about 1.5 million, with a year-on-year growth of 4.3%, accounting for 40.2% of the market share.
Apple’s followed closely, with 1.31 million units shipped, with a year-on-year drop of 42.5%, accounting for 35.1% of the market share.
Xiaomi’s third, with a year-on-year drop of 31.3%, accounting for 5.5% of the market share; Microsoft and Lenovo are in the fourth and fifth place with shipments of about 120,000 and 60,000 units respectively, with market shares of 3.2% and 1.7% respectively.