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PC sales slumps in Q2: IDC

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PC sales slumps in Q2: IDC

According to IDC, India and China, have purchased less computer in the second quarter of 2001. The main reasons cited are softer consumer spending and a decline in technology spending. At the same time, the global PC shipments have declined by 2 per cent in the quarter.

Shipments of 29.8 million were down 7.2 per cent sequentially as growth from Asian markets evaporated amid a continuing market slump,’’ according to IDC.

IDC said that China and India, which have been the primary growth engines in the region, slowed down notably in the second quarter as consumer spending softened and government technology spending declined.

While the PC growth was flat in Japan, it declined notably in Australia and South Korea. Growth in Europe has also declined but not as dramatically.

IDC said that growth in Australia and South Korea —the other large markets of the region, also declined notably.

Growth in Europe also declined though not as dramatically. The region has been balancing softening consumer demand, with growing commercial spending.

These trends did not change dramatically in the second quarter, although commercial spending growth was mild, and portable PC shipments slowed significantly from the past several quarters bringing overall growth down.

PC shipments in the US were just below the forecasts with a year-on-year decline of 8.1 per cent and 1.3 per cent sequentially in the second-quarter of 2001, according to IDC.


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