All quiet on the Western Europe PC front

Gartner war report says shipments down 11%

PC shipments in Western Europe fell 11 per cent in Q3. according to Gartner Dataquest.

Last month, IDC reported a Q3 decline of 12 per cent for the same region.

Leading international brands were burned most badly, with Compaq, IBM and Fujitsu Siemens all reporting double digit declines for the quarter. Dell was the only company to buck the trend, gaining 5.6 per cent.

PC shipments for the entire EMEA region showed a six per cent year on year decline against the same period last year.

According to Gartner most of the leading brands losing market share, the difficult conditions have favoured some of the smaller PC vendors. Analyst Brian Gammage commented that, "Good logistics and the ability to respond quickly are currently the keys to success in the PC market, which means you don't need to be big to win business." ®

EMEA Personal Computer Shipment Estimates for 3Q01 (thousands of units)
Company 3Q01 Shipments 3Q01 Market Share (%) 3Q00 Shipments 3Q00 Market Share (%) Growth (%)
Compaq 990 11.4 1,220 13.2 -18.8
Dell 749 8.6 709 7.7 5.6
Fujitsu Siemens 638 7.4 838 9.1 -23.9
Hewlett Packard 623 6.8 621 7.0 -0.3
IBM 462 5.3 663 7.2 -30.4
Others 5,200 60.0 5,157 56.0 0.8
Total Market 8,661 100.0 9,212 100.0 -6.0


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