PC market in Middle East, Africa grows 7.4% y/y in Q3 2011.

By bne IntelliNews November 3, 2011
The personal computer (PC) market in the Middle East and Africa region grew by 7.4% y/y in the third quarter of 2011, The Saudi Gazette reported citing figures from global IT advisory firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Around 4.7mn PC devices were shipped to the region in the three-month period, with notebook shipments increasing 15.1% y/y to 2.94mn and desktop shipments declining 3.3% y/y to 1.78mn. Most of the shipments, especially in the notebook segment, were directed to the markets of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Global PC and IT facilities manufacturer HP topped the MEA PC market list in Q3 with a sales growth of 37.1% y/y.
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