Lebanon and Syria to lead the Middle East PC market

The IDC Middle East and North Africa (MENA) forecast said that Lebanon, the largest market for Personal Computers (PCs) in the Levant, is expected to account for 38% of the 222,223 units to be shipped to the region in 2004.

IDC added that Lebanon continued to lead in PC shipments in 2002, followed by Syria and Jordan, and is expected to continue to dominate into 2004. The group noted that Lebanon was the largest market among the countries examined in the latest IDC PC market study. The PC market in the country reached 64,136 units with a value of $64.96 mln, which constitutes 41.7% of total volume and 42.3% of value of the PC market in the Levant. The second-largest PC market was Syria, which totaled 45,000 units valued at $41.8 mln, followed by Jordan with 44,700 units valued at $46.78 mln.

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