What nation has taken the crown of “World’s Largest PC Market” away from the U.S., according to data unveiled this week?
PC shipments in the China market have exceeded those of the U.S. in 2011’s second quarter, according to data released on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from International Data Corp.’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.
Approximately 18.5 million units worth $11.9 billion in U.S. dollars shipped in China during the quarter, compared to 17.7 million units worth $11.7 billion in the U.S. According to IDC, China represented 22 percent of the global PC market’s unit shipments compared to the U.S. at 21 percent.
“IDC does not expect China to exceed the U.S. in full year shipments until 2012, when 85.2 million units are forecast to be shipped in China and 76.6 million units in the U.S.,” according to the research data.