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German PC market is shrinking, American market is growing

German PC market is shrinking, American market is growing

While the US market recovered slightly in April, the German market continued to shrink in the first quarter compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Overall, however, the analysts see the bottom of the market weakness passed.

According to the preliminary figures of the US semiconductor association SEMI, the PC industry had sales of 821.5 million US dollars in April and further orders in Worth $ 982 million. In contrast, only 797.6 million US dollars were turned over in March, or 835.9 million US dollars for booked orders.

In Germany, the market research institute IDC announced the number of 1.7 million PCs sold for the first quarter of 2002, a decrease of around 3.1 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year. However, Gartner Dataquest had even reported a decrease of 8 percent. Both agree on the 22 percent increase in notebook sales, which is supporting the market.

Something has also happened in the top 3 in the German market. Fujitsu-Siemens remains with a decrease of 2, 3 percent and a market share of 18.6 percent industry leader. In second place with a 1.7 percent decline is Compaq with 7.9 percent and in third place with 7.3 percent market share and an increase of 0.8 percent, now Hewlett-Packard. Vobis took fourth place with a 6.4 percent share and a loss of 1.2 percent.

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