EMEA server revenues down 4.4% in Q4 2005

Following 10 consecutive quarters posting positive annual growth, the EMEA server market ended 2005 with a revenue slowdown. Factory revenue generated by server sales declined by 4.

Following 10 consecutive quarters posting positive annual growth, the EMEA server market ended 2005 with a revenue slowdown. Factory revenue generated by server sales declined by 4.4% in Q4 2005 over Q4 2004 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, according to IDC. Unit shipments in EMEA, however, continued to show positive YTY growth at 11.6%. The total EMEA server market in Q4 2005 recorded factory revenue of $4.9 bln for an all-time high of 676,000 server system units shipped. The sub-regional analysis of the EMEA market shows major variations in performance between the regions. CEE continues to perform along a strong annual growth curve, recording 14.1% year-on-year factory revenue growth, while both MEA and WE saw server factory revenue decline by respectively 6.7% and 6.1%.

Top server vendors in EMEA in Q4 2005
 Q4 2005Q4 2004Growth
VendorRevenue, mln. $ShareRevenue, mln. $ShareYTY
IBM$1,90438.6%$1,98838.6%-4.2%
HP$1,48530.1%$1,37326.6%8.1%
Sun$4559.2%$52310.1%-13.0%
Dell$3627.4%$3346.5%8.6%
Fujitsu Siemens$3246.6%$3727.2%-12.9%
Others$3968.0%$56410.9%-29.8%
Total$4,927100.0%$5,154100.0%-4.4%
Source: IDC