Vietnam PC market grew 5% YTY in Q2 2008

The Vietnam client PC market grew 5.0% YOY to 337,000 units in Q2 2008. However, total shipments in Q2 2008 fell 5.6% from Q1 2008 due to the sluggish economy, the unstable exchange rate, and the decision of government and enterprises to cut back on investments in IT products. In 2Q08, the consumer segment grew 15.6% YOY, in part due to the growth of consumer notebooks at 116.1% YOY. Notebooks occupied 25.8% of total PCs shipped to consumers but only 24.0% of PCs were shipped to commercial buyers. Total notebooks grew 57.0% YOY but desktops fell 5.3% YOY, according to IDC.