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PC Market to Post Steeper Drop of 9.7% in 2013, IDC Says

Global personal-computer shipments will decline more than previously forecast this year as consumers in emerging markets follow those in developed countries in shifting to mobile devices, IDC said.

Unit sales will drop 9.7 percent in 2013, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based researcher said today in a statement. That compares with a May projection for a 7.8 decline. The market will shrink until 2015, when it is estimated to post “modest” gains at a percentage in the single digits, IDC said.