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PC Sales Will Top 300M Units in 2010
Worldwide Mobile PC Sales to Reach 170M Units.

January 11, 2010 -
In 2010 the worldwide sales of mobile PCs are projected to reach almost 170M units—up from 28.5M mobile PCs ten years ago. In the next five years mobile PC sales will be over 264M units—a compound annual growth rate of nearly 13%. These figures could be conservative if netbook PCs exceed expectations.

Mobile PCs are gaining market share and will account for over 56% of worldwide PCs sold in 2010—a more than tripling from 17.2% in 1995. By 2014 the sales of mobile PCs are projected to account for over 68% of all PCs sold.

US and Worldwide PC Sales

  1995 2000 2005 2010 2014
PC Sales (#M) 58.3 131.9 207.1 300.7 384.6
Mobile PC Sales (#M) 10.0 28.5 66.3 169.8 264.0
Mobile PC Sales Share (%) 17.2 21.6 32.0 56.5 68.7
PC Sales (#M) 21.4 46.0 62.0 73.9 86.8
Mobile PC Sales (#M) 4.1 10.4 22.4 44.5 59.8
Mobile PC Sales Share (%) 19.1 22.7 36.1 60.2 68.9

The industrialized countries will have even higher mobile PC sales share. In the USA mobile PCs have grown from a market share of 19% in 1995 to nearly 60% in 2010 with further growth to over 60% projected for 2014. 

These are some of the results from a new market research reports by eTForecasts. The report has yearly PC sales for PCs and mobile PCs for the USA and six regions of the world from 1990 to 2014.

eTForecasts publishes market research reports for the PC and Internet industries.