This time it’s Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) which are showing a decline, according to IDC.
Sales fell in 2014 by a rather whopping 14 percent, representing 18.55 million units – it’s the second year in a row that this region has declined.
Even notebook PC sales fell, by 14.5 percent year on year.
IDC said that sales were inhibited by currency fluctuations and poor economics, but even given that, there’s a fairly constant underlying trend worldwide.
Russia accounted for 42.6 percent of total PC shipments in the region last year, and IDC said the plummeting sales sales were accounted for by the poor economy.
However, the picture in places is not so dim. Some countries showed a rise in sales on the back of PC upgrades from Windows XP.
In particular, Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania all showed double digit growth in 2014.