EMEA PC sales up 18.5% in Q3 2004

EMEA PC market displayed robust trends in Q3 2004. PC sales recorded 18.5% growth in Q3 2004 compared with Q3 2003 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), according to preliminary data released today by IDC. Continued growth in notebook shipments during the back-to-school season combined with desktop replacements across both the business and consumer segments sustained another strong quarter in EMEA.

Third Quarter 2004 (Preliminary) (000 Units)

  3Q03 3Q04 Share 3Q03 Share 3Q04 YoY Growth
HP 2,094 2,402 18.4% 17.8% 14.7%
Dell 1,163 1,586 10.2% 11.7% 36.4%
Acer 656 1,034 5.8% 7.6% 57.5%
Fujitsu Siemens 834 998 7.3% 7.4% 19.7%
IBM 625 718 5.5% 5.3% 14.8%
Others 6,041 6,788 52.9% 50.2% 12.3%
Total EMEA 11,413 13,526 100.0% 100.0% 18.5%
Source: IDC EMEA, Preliminary Results, 3Q04, October 19, 2004