For the third quarter running, the EMEA PC market has surpassed expectations, expanding by more than 23% YTY in Q2 2005, according to IDC. Outpacing forecasts in unit terms, market value is likely to remain constrained, however, as the proliferation of entry-level price points across the market has been a major driver behind the unit growth levels observed. The continued rise of the dollar has also motivated many channel players to order systems ahead of the forthcoming back-to-school season, further boosting "sales in" shipment levels.
|PC market in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Q2 2005|
|Shipments, 000||Market share, %||Growth|
|Q2 2004||Q2 2005||Q2 2004||Q2 2005||YTY|