Global sales of smartphones to end-users totalled 403 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 9.7% increase over the same period in 2014, according to Gartner Inc.
Although Malaysian consumers are likely to experience a decrease in spending power this year, online marketplace 11street remains bullish with regards to the e-commerce industry’s prospects and its own business opportunities in the country.
PC shipments in Asia Pacific totalled 107.6 million units in 2015, a 7.7% YoY decrease and a steeper contraction from the 5.7% YoY drop in 2014.
IT spending in Malaysia is forecast to reach about US$16 billion, up 7.6% over 2015, well above the average 4.5% for Asia Pacific, according to Gartner Inc.
Shipments for the Asia Pacific PC market reached 26 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 1.5% decline from the fourth quarter of 2014.