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 4.4% 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 2005 Q4 2004 Growth
Vendor Revenue, mln. $ Share Revenue, mln. $ Share YTY
IBM $1,904 38.6% $1,988 38.6% -4.2%
HP $1,485 30.1% $1,373 26.6% 8.1%
Sun $455 9.2% $523 10.1% -13.0%
Dell $362 7.4% $334 6.5% 8.6%
Fujitsu Siemens $324 6.6% $372 7.2% -12.9%
Others $396 8.0% $564 10.9% -29.8%
Total $4,927 100.0% $5,154 100.0% -4.4%
Source: IDC