PC market up 9.8% in Q2 2006

The worldwide PC market continued to expand at a healthy pace in Q2 2006, although growth was slower than in recent quarters, according to IDC. Total PC shipments exceeded 52 mln units and growth was 9.8% for Q2 2006. IDC expects the second half of 2006 to be strong enough to maintain double-digit growth for the year.

PC sales in USA and worldwide, 2004-2008
Region 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
US sales, mln. units
Consumer 21.8 23.6 25.6 28.0 30.5
Commercial 36.5 40.3 42.2 45.9 51.5
Total 58.3 63.9 67.8 73.9 82.0

Global sales, mln. units

Consumer 64.9 78.6 88.5 100.1 111.7
Commercial 114.4 129.3 141.3 157.2 176.1
Total 179.2 207.8 229.7 257.4 287.8

US growth, %

Consumer   8.3% 8.5% 9.2% 9.1%
Commercial   10.4% 4.9% 8.8% 12.1%
Total   9.6% 6.2% 9.0% 10.9%

Global growth, %

Consumer   21.1% 12.6% 13.2% 11.5%
Commercial   13.0% 9.3% 11.3% 12.0%
Total   16.0% 10.5% 12.0% 11.8%
Source: IDC