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.

2013 vendors market share[edit]

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide PC Shipments, 2013
Rank Manufacturer Gartner[1] IDC[2]
1 Lenovo 16.9% 17.1%
2 HP 16.2% 16.6%
3 Dell 11.6% 12.0%
4 Acer Inc. 8.1% 7.6%
5 Asus 6.3% 5.9%
Others 40.8% 40.7%

Historical vendors market share[edit]

1996–2000[edit]

Global PC market share by units, percent (1996-2000)
Rank 1996 [3] 1997 [4] 1998 [5] 1999 [6] 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 [7] 2002 [8] 2003 [9] 2004 [10] 2005 [11]
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

2006–2013[edit]

Global laptop market share by units, percent (2006-2013)
Rank 2006 [12] 2007 [13] 2008 [14] 2009 [15] 2010 [16] 2011 [17] 2012 [18] 20131 [18]
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
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
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
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
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
Others 49.8 46.5 44.9 42.8 40.0 42.8 41.2 40.8

1preliminary data

Dell surpassed Compaq in 2001, but returned to second place when HP and Compaq merged in 2002; however, Dell again surpassed HP for the next few years. IBM sold its PC business to Lenovo in 2005. Acer ascended to the top five in 2004 and acquired Gateway Inc. and eMachines in 2007.[citation needed]

Unit sales[edit]

1996-2013[edit]

Unit sales to global PC market
1996 [3] 1997 [4] 1998 [5] 1999 [6] 2000 2001 [19] 2002 [7] 2003 [8] 2004 [9] 2005 [10] 2006 [11] 2007 [12] 2008 [13] 2009 [14] 2010 [15] 2011 [16] 2012 [17] 2013 [18]
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
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

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. ^ "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 6.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2013". Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Holiday PC Shipments on Target as Lenovo Expansion Continues". Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Compaq and IBM Winners in 1996 Market Share. PCWorld. January 27, 1997
  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 U.S. and Europe Boost 1998 Worldwide PC Growth. Gartner Press Release. January 29, 1999.
  6. ^ a b GartnerGroup's Dataquest Says Worldwide PC market Topped 21 Percent Growth in 1999. Gartner Press Release. January 24, 2000.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b Gartner Says Strong Mobile Sales Lift Worldwide PC Shipments to 12 Percent Growth in 2004. Gartner Press Release. January 18, 2005.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ a b Gartner Says Worldwide PC market Grew 13 Percent in 2007. Gartner Press Release. January 16, 2008.
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ 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. 
  19. ^ Gartner Dataquest Says 2001 is a Year Battered PC Vendors Would Rather Forget. Gartner Press Release. January 17, 2002