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Asustek, Acer PC shipments down in Q2

Asustek, Acer PC shipments down in Q2

Taipei, July 14 (CNA) Personal computer shipments of Taiwan-based Asustek Computer Inc. (??) and Acer Inc. (??) for the second quarter of this year trended lower as global demand remained weak, according to market information advisory firm Gartner Inc. In a report, Gartner said that Asustek shipped 4.65 million PCs in the April-June period, down 10.2 percent from a year earlier. Asustek's market share in the global market fell to 6.8 percent in the second quarter from 6.9 percent recorded in the same period of last year. Acer trailed Asustek to rank as the world's fifth-largest vendor, with a market share of 6.7 percent. Acer's PC shipments for the second quarter fell 20.2 percent from a year earlier to 4.56 million units, Gartner said. China's Lenovo Group Ltd. ranked as the largest PC vendor in the world in the second quarter, with a market share of 19.7 percent, up from 19.1 percent recorded over the same period of last year, the advisory firm said. Despite an increase in global market share, Lenovo's shipments for the second quarter fell 6.8 percent from a year earlier to 13.46 million units as the Chinese vendor still could not prevent itself from suffering from the global weakness, the advisory firm added. U.S.-based Hewlett-Packard Co. shipped 11.92 million PCs in the second quarter, down 9.5 percent from a year earlier, for a market share of 17.4 percent, only trailing Lenovo. Dell Corp. of the United States witnessed its shipments for the second quarter falling 4.9 percent year-on-year to 9.59 million units to make it the third-largest vendor with a 14.0 percent market share, the statistics indicate. In the second quarter, worldwide PC shipments fell 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 68.4 million units. The decline in the world market was the steepest since the third quarter of 2013, Gartner said. It said that PC shipments for 2015 could fall 4.4 percent. "The price hike of PCs became more apparent in some regions due to a sharp appreciation of the U.S. dollar against local currencies," Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa said in a statement. "The price hike could hinder PC demand in these regions." The analyst added that PC vendors and the distribution network have tried to adjust inventories ahead of the launch of the Windows 10 operating system scheduled for the third quarter, which affected second quarter shipments. (By Tien Yu-pin and Frances Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-17 20:56 GMT+08:00