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Acer, Asustek PC shipments down in Asia-Pacific in 2014: IDC

Acer, Asustek PC shipments down in Asia-Pacific in 2014: IDC

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan's Acer Inc. and Asustek Computer Inc. saw their personal computer shipments fall in the Asia-Pacific region last year, but one of the two still outperformed the overall market, tech research company IDC said Tuesday. PC shipments in the Asia-Pacific PC market, excluding Japan, decreased 6.3 percent to 101 million units in 2014, a slight improvement after falling 10.3 percent in 2013, according to IDC statistics. In the fourth quarter alone, the market was flat year-on-year, reaching 25.9 million units, marginally higher than IDC's initial forecasts. Acer's PC shipments contracted 14.0 percent year-on-year as the vendor struggled to turn itself around and finished with a 7.5 percent share of the Asia-Pacific market, ranking it fourth, according to IDC. Asustek's PC shipments outperformed the broader market, declining only 0.7 percent. That improved its market share to 7.3 percent, the fifth best in the Asia-Pacific region. Lenovo Group Ltd. retained the top spot in 2014 with 26.5 percent of the market, bolstered by its home market of China and fueled by aggressive pricing in markets like Indonesia. Dell Inc., the only vendor among the top five to see its shipments increase in 2014, jumped to second place with a 10.9 percent market share after going deeper into key markets such as China and India, IDC said. Hewlett-Packard Co. fell to third place with a 10.1 percent share, in part because computer demand for an education project in India was not as large as in the previous year. "The good news is that 2015 should not contract as much as last year," said Handoko Andi, research manager for client devices research at IDC Asia-Pacific. "While high retail channel inventory and uncertain economic conditions will still bear down on China, upcoming commercial sector activity should help offset that somewhat," Andi wrote in the quarterly report. "India should still have post-elections momentum and yet another large education tender. Indonesia should similarly have post-elections momentum, although high inflation and currency fluctuations are downside risks," he said. (By Jeffrey Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-25 22:29 GMT+08:00