PC market in 2004: 177.5 mln PCs sold, 13.7% growth

The worldwide PC market remained strong in Q4 2004 with growth of 13.7% driven by the small and medium business segments and holiday consumer demand, according to IDC.

The worldwide PC market remained strong in Q4 2004 with growth of 13.7% driven by the small and medium business segments and holiday consumer demand, according to IDC. Total shipments rose to 51.5 mln units for Q4 2004, marking the seventh consecutive Q of double-digit growth in worldwide PC shipments and beating projections of 13% growth. Shipments for all of 2004 reached 177.5 mln units on growth of 14.7%, representing peak recovery following the market contraction of 2001, and essentially meeting IDC's forecast of 14.5%. Total shipments in 2004 were more than 26% over 2000 volumes, and IDC expects growth of roughly 10% in 2005 before shipment growth slows to single digits.

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All