IDC released a report on Wednesday showing that tablet shipments have grown 8% yearly to 6.8 million units in China in the first quarter. The growth is unaligned with a declining global trend as tablet shipments have decreased 5% in global markets during the same period. Guo Tianxiang, a senior analyst with IDC, said that the new coronavirus outbreaks and accompanying lockdown measures have boosted consumers’ demand for tablets. Guo also noted that lockdowns in Shanghai and surrounding areas hadn’t impacted tablets’ supply chain as these aren’t the main production regions for the device. [IDC, in Chinese]