EMEA server market grows 3.7% in dollar terms, falls 1.3% in euros

IDC says that factory revenue in the EMEA server systems market grew at 3.7% to $4 bln in Q1 2005. While the market continued to grow in dollar terms, in euros, the market declined at 1.3% year over year to just over 3 bln euros. Unit shipments grew at 13% to 520,000. The strong growth results of the previous seven quarters are beginning to catch up and have a moderating effect on current growth. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) led revenue and unit growth at 15.4% and 27.6%, respectively. This increased MEA revenue share to 7.2%. Central Eastern Europe (CEE) also recorded year-on-year factory revenue growth above the EMEA average.