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In 2023, worldwide tablet shipments hit lowest level since 2011 – IDC

Worldwide tablet shipments declined 17.4% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2023 (4Q23), totaling 36.8 million units. #pressrelease

February 5, 2024

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NEEDHAM, Mass. – Worldwide tablet shipments declined 17.4% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2023 (4Q23), totaling 36.8 million units, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. This is the largest decline in fourth quarter tablet shipments since 2016. For calendar year 2023, worldwide tablet shipments totaled 128.5 million units, a decline of 20.5% compared to 2022 and the lowest annual volume since 2011.

Apple managed to retain its top spot in the tablet market, despite a notable decline in shipments for both the fourth quarter (-29.3%) and the full year (-19.8%). While this caused some erosion in Apple's 4Q23 market share, its full-year share was stable at more than 37% of the market. Samsung remained in second place with somewhat better results and little change in its market share for the quarter and the year. Xiaomi and Huawei both saw solid growth in the fourth quarter – 35.0% and 21.2% respectively. Xiaomi’s aggressive marketing and expanding footprint worldwide helped the company to displace Amazon from the top 5 in 4Q23 while Huawei posted the best results among the top 5 companies for the full year, with shipments declining just 4.0% year over year.

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Read the full press release here.

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