PC shipments in Central and Eastern Europe up 23% in Q1 2005

Central and Eastern European (CEE) PC market again expanded in Q1 2005, with shipments reaching 2.57 mln units, up 23.0% YTY. According to IDC, unit shipments of notebooks surged by 68.6% YTY. Desktop shipments rose a more modest but still healthy 15.3%, while x86 server shipments jumped 12.3%. Russia was again the largest single country market for PCs in CEE in Q1 2005. Poland was second and Ukraine was third. Together, these markets represented almost 72% of PC shipments in CEE in Q1 2005. When looking exclusively at the portables market, the ranking was Russia, Poland, and then Czech Republic, where shipments were more than twice that of those in Ukraine.