According to the monthly tracked PC growth numbers from IDC the PC market went down by another 18%. In March and April 2013 a minus of 10% was already a signal for a positive trend, caused by higher selling numbers in Latin America.
The general minus for the first quarter 2013 was predicted with minus 11.7%. The rest of the year shall be better, with values of -4.7% / Q3 and -1.6% / Q4. Now the main hope lies on Windows 8.1. The new release of the Microsoft OS shall positively stimulate the sales of new PCs.