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CEOs to World Leaders: Now is the Time for Trade Reform

The trading system must adapt to address new concerns of global resiliency, sustainability and inclusivity
Nearly 30 CEOs and Chairpersons from five continents called on world leaders to rise above geopolitical tensions and re-engage on trade reform
Greater ambition is needed ahead of first WTO ministerial in four years to deliver on meaningful reforms
Advancing health, digital, environmental and investment reform is key to more inclusive trade and investment as well as addreContinue ssing public concerns about the current system

Covid accelerates use of digital print in packaging to $21.1 billion in 2021, new Smithers data finds

Through 2020 and into 2021 inkjet and electrophotography printing has secured new markets in labels and packaging. Data from the new Smithers report – The Future of Digital Print for Packaging to 2026 shows total value for this will reach $21.1 billion in 2021.

Tablet Market Will Accelerate in the Commercial Space as Restrictions Ease, says IDC

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), tablet market shipments reached 11.8 million units in EMEA in the second quarter of 2021. This represents a 1.7% YoY decline, the first negative quarter since the start of the pandemic. A slowdown in consumer demand was the main driver of the contraction. Nevertheless, volumes remain significantly above the pre-pandemic period which indicates an increase in the total addressable market. In comparison with 2Q19, the tablet market increased 22.4%.

"Market performance was affected by the unfavorable YoY comparison, as 2Q20 witnessed an avalanche of shipments to address home learning and entertainment," said Nikolina Jurisic, associate research director, IDC. "Slate tablets lost popularity as social restrictions eased, whereas detachable tablets continued on a strong positive trajectory, gaining from the notebook-like experience, new product launches, and versatility that supports hybrid working and learning."

Vendor Highlights

Samsung remained the market leader in EMEA, fueled by the strong position it holds in emerging markets. Apple retained second position in EMEA and remains the solid leader in less price-sensitive countries, where often the iPad is the preferred choice for education deals. Lenovo posted a considerable market share growth, capitalizing on the strong decline of important names in the smart connected device space such as Huawei. TCL made its first appearance in the top 5 ranking, leveraging its presence in telco and expansion into the commercial segment. Amazon retained its 5th position and maintains its dominance in the entry-level price points.

Top 5 Tablet Companies in EMEA — Shipments, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth
Second-Quarter 2021 (Finals — Shipments in Thousands)

Company

2Q21 Shipments

2Q21

2Q20 Shipments

1Q19

YoY

Share

Share

Growth

Samsung

3,553

30.1%

3,428

28.6%

3.6%

Apple

3,001

25.4%

2,560

21.3%

17.2%

Lenovo

2,318

19.7%

1,466

12.2%

58.1%

TCL

461

3.9%

272

2.3%

69.5%

Amazon.com

412

3.5%

457

3.8%

-9.9%

Others

2,051

17.4%

3,822

31.8%

-46.3%

Total

11,795

100.0%

12,005

100.0%

-1.7%

Source:IDC EMEA Personal Computing Device Quarterly Tracker (Tablet)

 
   

The outlook for the second half of 2021 in the EMEA tablet market is expected to be negative with 24.3 million devices shipped, which represents a 10.9% YoY drop. The decline will be seen as demand starts showing signs of exhaustion as lockdowns are lifted, while education deals are not expected to generate similar volumes for the rest of the year as in the last 12 months. The tablet market in EMEA for the whole year of 2021 is expected to decline 1.1% YoY. However, as restrictions across the region are lifted, the commercial segment — excluding education — is anticipated to rebound and to increase at a CAGR of 6.3% until 2025.

"As we approach a near-normal scenario, we expect to see some of the trends that were shaping the market before the pandemic coming back, namely the increase in enterprise adoption," said Daniel Goncalves, research manager, IDC Western Europe Personal Computing Devices. "Ultra-mobile devices will regain momentum in the commercial segment, as use cases for which tablets were widely adopted, such as customer facing roles, become the norm across verticals again."

EMEA Tablet Forecast by OS
2Q21 Forecast for 2021–2025 (Shipments in Thousands)

OS

2021 Shipments*

2021

2025 Shipments*

2025

2021–2025 CAGR*

Share*

Share*

Android

33,336

70.1%

27,274

66.2%

-4.89%

iOS

11,771

24.7%

10,810

26.2%

-2.11%

Windows

2,268

4.8%

2,985

7.2%

7.11%

Others

206

0.4%

160

0.4%

-6.17%

Total

47,581

100.00%

41,230

100.00%

-3.52%

Source:IDC EMEA Personal Computing Device Quarterly Tracker (Tablet), 2Q21

 
   

Note: Tablets are portable, battery-powered computing devices inclusive of both slate and detachable form factors. Tablets may use LCDs or OLED displays (epaper-based ereaders are not included here). Tablets are both slate and detachable keyboard form factor devices with color displays equal to or larger than 7in. and smaller than 16in.
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1 in 2 Unsure of Globalization’s Benefits, Survey Finds

Globalization questioned by almost half of those surveyed, with many advocating for trade barriers
Decline in trust and ambivalence likely a symptom exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic
For fair outcomes, governments need to work with local officials to create policies related to the environment, jobs and tax, expert says
Public perception of globalization has declined over the past two years, with almost half unsure of its benefits and more than one-third advocating for trade barriers.

Majority of Global Public Thinks Recovery Will Take Two Years

Public opinion poll finds three in four think it will take at least two years for economies to recover and point to infrastructure, new jobs, and increased tourism as lead indicators
Responsibility to lead this economic recovery falls to both government and businesses, but civil society plays a crucial role and must not be left behind
Current trends towards green finance, ESG metrics and inclusivity practices point towards an inclusive and sustainable recovery

Global 3D Printing Revenues to Double and Hit $25B by 2024

Constantly evolving value chains, market innovations, and cutting-edge technology developments have pushed 3D printing into the mainstream market. This type of production has surged in recent years, and a growing number of businesses use 3D printing solutions, allowing speed and flexibility while reducing costs.

Aerogels: IDTechEx Explores if China is Taking Over the Market Landscape

The high-volume production of silica aerogel products is not a new business. Despite being known since the 1930s, the adoption of the ultralightweight insulator has faced many false-starts across the 20th century; the commercial ramp-up has only been seen in the last two decades, but it has still not been the rapid profitable expansion model that many hoped.


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