Personal computer market growing in MENA, states IDC

computers-worldbank-flickrHP continues to be the market leader in MENA, with a growth of 14.3 per cent in Q3 2014. (Image source: WorldBank/Flickr) International Data Corporation (IDC) has stated that the personal computer (PC) market in the Middle East and North Africa has grown 2.1 per cent in Q3 2014 to reach 4.26mn units

According to IDC, the region has posted a year-on-year (YoY) growth in Q3 2014, spurred mainly by the sale of 150,000 notebooks to Pakistan and the revival of the Egyptian market.

Fouad Rafiq Charakla, research manager for computing systems and infrastructure solutions at IDC Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said, “The market overcame ongoing instability in certain parts of the region to maintain its state of growth in Q3 2014.”

Desktop shipments to the Middle East and African nations increased 3.6 per cent YoY to total 1.73mn units, while shipments of portable PCs were up 1.1 per cent over the same period to a total of 2.53mn units.

Hewlett Packard (HP), Lenovo and Dell continued to be the leading PC vendors in the region. HP dominated the market share, with a YoY unit growth of 14.4 per cent for Q3 2014. Lenovo was the fastest growing PC vendor in the region, increasing its shipments 58.2 per cent YoY, while Dell recorded 23 per cent YoY growth.

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