Global PC shipments up 17% in Q3 2005

Worldwide PC shipments increased by more than 17% in Q3 2005 despite rising interest rates and oil prices, according to IDC. International markets continued to grow quickly, but even US shipments grew by 11% YTY.

Worldwide PC shipments increased by more than 17% in Q3 2005 despite rising interest rates and oil prices, according to IDC. International markets continued to grow quickly, but even US shipments grew by 11% YTY. The latest data show total worldwide PC shipments increasing by 17.1% YTY versus an August forecast of 13.3%.