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PC sales to continue decline in 2016: IDC

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As the second quarter comes to an end, it appears as if the plug has already been pulled for 2016 PC sales, and now there's data to prove it.

The International Data Corp. Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker released an updated forecast projecting a 7.3 percent decline year over year in 2016 for worldwide PC shipments.

IDC attributes the decline to weak currencies, depressed commodity prices, political uncertainty and delayed projects; all drivers which continue to constrain shipments.

IDC forecasts progressively smaller declines through 2017 followed by stable volume in 2018.