PC market fell for the second time in 2001
According to market researchers from Gartner Dataquest, the global computer market has declined for the second time since 1985. A total of around 128 million PCs were sold in 2001, which corresponds to a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to 2000.
Last year's winner is said to have been Dell, which was able to book an increase of 18.3 percent with 17 million PCs shipped, and Compaq, where they had to accept a decrease of 17.2 percent with 14.25 million PCs sold, as the world's largest PC manufacturer. The new world market leader Dell now has a share of 13.3 percent, followed by Compaq with 11.1, Hewlett-Packard with 9.18 and IBM with 8.25 percent. The other PC manufacturers increased their market share to 58.1 percent. Gartner cited the generally poor economic environment as the reason for the decline. This year Garnter expects the market to pick up again with an increase of four percent.