Gartner: Global PC Shipments Hit 239M in 2006; 4Q HP Shipments Rose 23.9%; Dell Fell 8.7%

Worldwide PC unit shipments grew 7.4% to 67.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2006, and for the second consecutive quarter, Hewlett-Packard was the No. 1 vendor with shipments jumping 23.9% to give it a leading market share of 17.4%, according to Gartner.

Dell remained in the No. 2 position in the quarter, but its shipments decreased 8.7%, resulting in its market share total of 13.9%.

Worldwide PC shipments rose 9.5% to 239 million units in 2006, according to Gartner.

Worldwide PC shipments grew by 8.7% to 65.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. IDC said, for all of 2006, PC shipments reached 228.6 million with growth of 10.0% compared to growth of 16% in 2005 and a forecast of 10.4% for 2006.

Highlights from Gartner report:

Fourth quarter PC shipments in the U.S. decreased 3.2%. This was the second consecutive quarter that U.S. market showed a year on year decline.

In the fourth quarter of 2006, home desk-based PC shipments declined more than 20% from the fourth quarter of 2005 while mobile PC shipments increased more than 20%. 

Dell maintained the No. 1 position in the U.S. PC market in the fourth quarter of 2006, but its PC shipments declined 17.3%, leaving it with a market share of 29.1%. HP’s shipments increased 16% giving it a 25.3% unit market share in the fourth quarter.

Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2006 (Thousands of Units)


Company

2006 Shipments

2006 Market Share (%)

2005 Shipments

2005 Market Share (%)

2006-2005 Growth (%)

Dell Inc.

38,054

15.9

36,752

16.8

3.5

Hewlett-Packard

38,033

15.9

31,902

14.6

19.2

Lenovo

16,646

7.0

15,010

6.9

10.9

Acer

13,864

5.8

10,115

4.6

37.1

Toshiba

9,184

3.8

7,216

3.3

27.3

Others

123,642

51.6

117,630

53.8

5.1

Total

239,424

100.0

218,626

100.0

9.5

Note: Data includes deskbased PCs, mobile PCs and X86 servers.
Source: Gartner Dataquest (January 2007)

Worldwide, Dell and HP shared the No. 1 position in 2006, as both vendors had worldwide PC shipment market share totals of 15.9%. Toshiba moved into the worldwide top 5 table, surpassing Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens.

For 2006, U.S. PC shipments totaled 61.1 million units, a 1.2% increase from 2005.

PC shipments in EMEA totaled 80.3 million units in 2006, a 10.8% increase from 2005. 

In Asia/Pacific, PC shipments reached 59.9 million units in 2006, a 17.2% increase from 2005. 

The Latin America PC market had a strong year with shipment growth of 24.7% in 2006, with shipments totaling 18.6 million units. 

In Japan, PC shipments totaled 14.2 million units in 2006, a 3.3%decline from 2005. 

Sources:

  • 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
  • HP Gains Continue As Dell Struggles And Slow Commercial Demand Limits Growth in the United States, According To IDC

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