PC market up 41.3% in Turkey in 2004

The market for personal computers in Turkey was again healthy in 2004. According to IDC, unit shipments were up 41.

The market for personal computers in Turkey was again healthy in 2004. According to IDC, unit shipments were up 41.3% and revenue was up 47.1% over 2003. Although growth will not be as fast as in the last few years, IDC expects the Turkish PC market to stay strong, with unit shipments expanding by 29.1% in 2005 and by 23.5% in 2006.

Revenue growth exceeded shipment growth in Turkey last year due to the surging popularity of notebooks and a slight shift to higher-end desktops. According to IDC, while desktop shipments rose 37.7% in 2004, notebook shipments rose 57.2%. As a result, the latter form factor accounted for 23.2% of volume and just under 35% of revenue. Nevertheless, desktops were still the dominant form factor at 74.8% of shipment volume and 55.3% of revenue. And while x86 servers represented only a fraction of shipments (2.4%), their higher prices meant they amounted to nearly 10% of revenue in Turkey in 2004.

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