Market share of personal computer vendors

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The annual worldwide market share of personal computer vendors includes desktop computers, laptop computers and netbooks, but not tablet computers.

2014 Top vendors market share[edit]

Top 5 Vendors by Number of Units Shipped, 2014
Rank Manufacturer Gartner[1]
1 Lenovo 18.8%
2 HP 17.9%
3 Dell 12.5%
4 Acer Inc. 7.9%
5 Asus 7.2%
Others 35.7%

Historical vendors market share[edit]

1996–2000[edit]

Global PC market share by units, percent (1996-2000)
Rank 1996 [2] 1997 [3] 1998 [4] 1999 [5] 2000
1 Compaq 10.0 Compaq 13.1 Compaq 13.8 Compaq 13.2 Compaq 12.8
2 IBM 8.6 IBM 8.6 IBM 8.2 Dell 9.8 Dell 10.8
3 Packard Bell NEC 6.0 Dell 5.5 Dell 7.9 IBM 7.9 HP 7.6
4 Apple 5.9 HP 5.3 HP 5.8 HP 6.4 IBM 6.8
5 HP 4.3 Packard Bell NEC 5.1 Packard Bell NEC 4.3 Packard Bell NEC 5.2 NEC 4.3
Others 65.2 62.2 60.1 57.5 57.7
  • Fujitsu figures include Fujitsu Siemens.
  • Figures include desktop PCs, mobile PCs, and servers using the Intel x86 processor architecture. 1996-1999 figures exclude x86 PCs.
  • Figures subject to revision in later data releases.

2001–2005[edit]

Global PC market share by units, percent (2001-2005)
Rank 2001 [6] 2002 [7] 2003 [8] 2004 [9] 2005 [10]
1 Dell 18.4 HP 14.2 Dell 14.9 Dell 16.4 Dell 16.8
2 Compaq 13.2 Dell 13.2 HP 14.6 HP 14.6 HP 14.6
3 IBM 6.4 IBM 5.2 IBM 5.3 Lenovo 6.8 Lenovo 6.9
4 NEC 3.8 Fujitsu 3.8 Fujitsu 3.7 Fujitsu 3.8 Acer Inc. 4.6
5 Toshiba 2.8 Toshiba 2.8 Acer 2.9 Acer 3.4 Toshiba 3.3
Others 55.4 60.9 58.6 55.1 53.8

2006–2014[edit]

Global PC market share by units, percent (2006-2014)
Rank 2006 [11] 2007 [12] 2008 [13] 2009 [14] 2010 [15] 2011 [16] 2012 [17] 20131 [17] 2014 [1]
1 Dell 15.9 HP 18.1 HP 18.2 HP 19.1 HP 17.9 HP 16.6 HP 16.1 Lenovo 16.9 Lenovo 18.8
2 HP 15.9 Dell 14.2 Dell 14.1 Acer 12.9 Acer 13.9 Lenovo 12.5 Lenovo 14.9 HP 16.2 HP 17.5
3 Acer 7.6 Acer 9.7 Acer 10.6 Dell 12.1 Dell 12.0 Dell 11.7 Dell 10.7 Dell 11.6 Dell 12.8
4 Lenovo 7.0 Lenovo 7.4 Lenovo 7.5 Lenovo 8.0 Lenovo 10.9 Acer 10.8 Acer 10.2 Acer 8.1 Acer 7.9
5 Toshiba 3.8 Toshiba 4.0 Toshiba 4.6 Toshiba 5.0 Asus 5.4 Asus 5.7 Asus 6.9 Asus 6.3 Asus 7.2
Others 49.5 46.5 44.9 42.8 40.0 42.8 41.2 40.8 35.7

Unit sales[edit]

1996-2014[edit]

Unit sales to global PC market
1996 [2] 1997 [3] 1998 [4] 1999 [5] 2000 2001 [18] 2002 [6] 2003 [7] 2004 [8] 2005 [9] 2006 [10] 2007 [11] 2008 [12] 2009 [13] 2010 [14] 2011 [15] 2012 [16] 2013 [17] 2014 [1]
Units (M) 70.9 80.6 92.9 113.5 134.7* 128.1 132.4 168.9 189.0 218.5 239.4 271.2 302.2 305.9 351 352.8 352.7 316 315.9
Growth (pct.) 17.8 13.7 15.3 22.2 18.7* -4.9 3.4 27.6 11.9 15.6 9.6 13.3 11.4 1.2 14.7 0.5 0.0 -10.4 -0.2

Sales volume worldwide grew rapidly in the late 1990s but declined during the early 2000s recession. Sales increased again for the rest of the decade until a slowdown in the late 2000s recession. After a brief respite in 2010, sales volume has remained fairly stable.

  • Figures include desktop PCs, mobile PCs, and servers using the Intel x86 processor architecture. 1996-1999 figures exclude x86 PCs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Grew 1 Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2014". Gartner. January 12, 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Compaq and IBM Winners in 1996 Market Share. PCWorld. January 27, 1997
  3. ^ a b GartnerGroup's Dataquest Says U.S. and Europe Boost 1998 Worldwide PC Growth. Gartner Press Release. January 29, 1999.
  4. ^ a b GartnerGroup's Dataquest Says U.S. and Europe Boost 1998 Worldwide PC Growth. Gartner Press Release. January 29, 1999.
  5. ^ a b GartnerGroup's Dataquest Says Worldwide PC market Topped 21 Percent Growth in 1999. Gartner Press Release. January 24, 2000.
  6. ^ a b Gartner Dataquest Says PC market Experienced Slight Upturn in 2002, but Industry Still Shows No Signs of Strong Rebound. Gartner Press Release. January 17, 2003.
  7. ^ a b Gartner Says PC Vendors Experienced a Happy Holiday Season with Fourth Quarter Worldwide Shipments Increasing 12 Percent. Gartner Press Release. January 14, 2004.
  8. ^ a b Gartner Says Strong Mobile Sales Lift Worldwide PC Shipments to 12 Percent Growth in 2004. Gartner Press Release. January 18, 2005.
  9. ^ a b Gartner Says EMEA Region Became Largest PC market in the World Based on Unit Shipments in 2005. Gartner Press Release. January 18, 2006.
  10. ^ a b Gartner Says Hewlett-Packard Takes Clear Lead in Fourth Quarter Worldwide PC Shipments and Creates a Virtual Tie with Dell for 2006 Year-End Results. Gartner Press Release. January 17, 2007
  11. ^ a b Gartner Says Worldwide PC market Grew 13 Percent in 2007. Gartner Press Release. January 16, 2008.
  12. ^ a b "Gartner Says In the Fourth Quarter of 2008 the PC Industry Suffered Its Worst Shipment Growth Rate Since 2002". Gartner.com. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  13. ^ a b "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments in Fourth Quarter of 2009 Posted Strongest Growth Rate in Seven Years". Gartner.com. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  14. ^ a b "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments in Fourth Quarter of 2010 Grew 3.1 Percent; Year-End Shipments Increased 13.8 Percent". Gartner.com. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  15. ^ a b "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments in Fourth Quarter of 2011 Declined 1.4 Percent; Year-End Shipments Increased 0.5 Percent". Gartner.com. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  16. ^ a b "Gartner Says Declining Worldwide PC Shipments in Fourth Quarter of 2012 Signal Structural Shift of PC market". Gartner.com. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  17. ^ a b c "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 6.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2013". Gartner.com. 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  18. ^ Gartner Dataquest Says 2001 is a Year Battered PC Vendors Would Rather Forget. Gartner Press Release. January 17, 2002