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IDC reports Central and Eastern Europe PC market growth.

Worldwide Computer Products News-23 August 2005-IDC reports Central and Eastern Europe PC market growth(C)1995-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

The market for PCs in Central and Eastern Europe continued to grow in Q2 2005, according to IDC, a market intelligence and advisory firm in the IT and telecomms industries.

According to IDC's second-quarter PC Quarterly Tracker, shipments in the quarter increased 26.1% to 2.6m units and revenue increased 26.8% to USD2.3bn. Notebook shipments in the period increased 94.3% in volume, while desktop shipments rose 15.5% and x86 servers 19.6%. Desktops still outsold portables by 3.75 to 1 but accounted for only 1.9 times as much revenue, according to the report.

Russia remained the largest PC country market in Central and Eastern in 2Q 2005, Poland was again second-largest and Ukraine third, together accounting for about 70% of shipment volume. In terms of PC sales per capita, Slovenia was first with 19 PCs for every 1,000 people, the Czech Republic ranked second and Croatia third.

According to IDC, the lack of large corporate or government purchases resulted in a decline in desktop sales in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia.IDC reports Central and Eastern Europe PC market growth

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