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BRIEF-Gartner Says Worldwide Pc Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent In 4Q18 And 1.3 Percent For The Year

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Gartner Inc:

* GARTNER SAYS WORLDWIDE PC SHIPMENTS DECLINED 4.3 PERCENT IN 4Q18 AND 1.3 PERCENT FOR THE YEAR

* GARTNER SAYS Q4 WORLDWIDE PC SHIPMENTS 68.6 MILLION UNITS, A 4.3 PERCENT DECLINE

* GARTNER SAYS FOR YEAR, 2018 PC SHIPMENTS SURPASSED 259.4 MILLION UNITS, A 1.3 PERCENT DECLINE

* GARTNER SAYS JUST WHEN DEMAND IN PC MARKET STARTED SEEING POSITIVE RESULTS, A SHORTAGE OF CPUS CREATED SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

* GARTNER SAYS AFTER TWO QUARTERS OF GROWTH IN 2Q18 AND 3Q18, PC SHIPMENTS DECLINED IN Q4

* GARTNER SAYS IMPACT FROM CPU SHORTAGE AFFECTED ABILITY TO FULFILL DEMAND CREATED BY BUSINESS PC UPGRADES; EXPECT DEMAND TO BE PUSHED FORWARD INTO 2019

* GARTNER SAYS "POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES IN SOME COUNTRIES DAMPENED PC DEMAND"

* GARTNER SAYS CONSUMER DEMAND REMAINED WEAK IN HOLIDAY SEASON & HOLIDAY SALES ARE NO LONGER A MAJOR FACTOR DRIVING CONSUMER DEMAND FOR PCS

* GARTNER SAYS LENOVO, HP INC. AND DELL ACCOUNTED FOR 63 PERCENT OF PC SHIPMENTS IN Q4, UP FROM 59 PERCENT

* GARTNER SAYS LENOVO SURPASSED HP INC. TO MOVE INTO THE NO. 1 POSITION IN GLOBAL PC MARKET IN Q4

* GARTNER SAYS A MAJOR FACTOR FOR LENOVO’S SHARE GAIN WAS CREDITED TO A JOINT VENTURE WITH FUJITSU FORMED IN MAY 2018

* GARTNER SAYS LENOVO HAD A STRONG QUARTER IN THE U.S.

* GARTNER SAYS Q4 WAS A CHALLENGING ONE FOR HP INC AS IT EXPERIENCED A SHIPMENT DECLINE AFTER FOUR CONSECUTIVE QUARTERS OF GROWTH

* GARTNER SAYS HP INC.’S Q4 SHIPMENTS DECLINED IN MOST KEY REGIONS, EXCEPT ASIA/PACIFIC AND JAPAN

* GARTNER SAYS DELL REGISTERED POSITIVE GROWTH IN Q4 AS IT OUTPERFORMED IN EMEA AND JAPAN, BUT EXPERIENCED A DECLINE IN ASIA/PACIFIC AND LATIN AMERICA

* GARTNER SAYS IN THE U.S., PC SHIPMENTS TOTALED 14.2 MILLION UNITS IN Q4, A 4.5 PERCENT DECLINE

* GARTNER SAYS FOUR OF TOP SIX VENDORS EXPERIENCED A DECLINE IN U.S. PC SHIPMENTS IN Q4

* GARTNER SAYS IN Q4 OVERALL DECLINE IN U.S. PC SHIPMENTS WAS ATTRIBUTED TO WEAK CONSUMER DEMAND DESPITE HOLIDAY SEASON SALES AS WELL AS SMBS

* GARTNER SAYS PC SHIPMENTS IN EMEA TOTALED 20.9 MILLION UNITS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2018, A 3.8 PERCENT DECLINE

* GARTNER SAYS ASIA/PACIFIC PC MARKET TOTALED 24.2 MILLION UNITS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2017, A 4.6 PERCENT DECLINE

* GARTNER SAYS IN ASIA/PACIFIC PC MARKET, DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES OF U.S.-CHINA TRADE RELATIONS, AND VOLATILE EQUITY MARKET, THERE WAS CAUTIONARY DEMAND

* GARTNER SAYS IN Q4, PC SHIPMENTS IN CHINA DECLINED 2.5 PERCENT YEAR OVER YEAR, BUT SHIPMENTS GREW 5.6 SEQUENTIALLY

* GARTNER SAYS Q4 APPLE WORLDWIDE PC UNIT SHIPMENTS DECLINED 3.8 PERCENT Source text: (https://reut.rs/2RGUC7Q) Further company coverage: