Indonesian-made PCs dominate local market

IDC predicted the sales of local PCs would increase 55 percent in thesecond quarter of this year.JAKARTA, 13 JUL 2000 (Asia Pulse) - Locally-made personal computers (PCs)have dominated the Indonesian market following the rupiah's depreciation againstthe US dollar.

IDC predicted the sales of local PCs would increase 55 percent in the second quarter of this year.

JAKARTA, 13 JUL 2000 (Asia Pulse) - Locally-made personal computers (PCs) have dominated the Indonesian market following the rupiah's depreciation against the US dollar. Bisnis Indonesia quoted the International Data Corporation (IDC) as saying that the weak rupiah has made branded PCs unaffordable for local consumers.

IDC predicted the sales of local PCs would increase 55 percent in the second quarter of this year. According to the company, the domestic PC market is still dominated by four branded PCs - Acer, Compaq, IBM and Hewlett Packard - and two locally-made PCs - Zyrex and Mugen.

Total sales recorded by the six brands in the first quarter reached 36,000 units, accounting for 36 percent of the total domestic PC market.

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