PCs-In-Use Surpassed 600M.
Buffalo Grove IL, February 25, 2002-
The PC replacement rates are much lower in other regions. Asia-Pacific will become the leading region in PCs-in-use by the end of 2002 despite lower annual PC sales than the US Asia-Pacific will reach 367M units PCs-in-use in 2007. W. Europe will also surpass the USA installed base of PCs by 2004. Cell phone subscribers surpassed PCs-in-use in Asia-Pacific in 1997, in W. Europe in 1999 and worldwide in 2000. The US still has more PCs-in-use than cell phone subscribers and this will not change until 2004 or 2005.
"PCs-in-use will approach saturation in the US soon after 2010 at 300M+ units", says Dr. Egil Juliussen, the author of the report. "Despite approaching saturation, annual PC sales in the USA will be in the 60M range after 2010 due to PC replacement sales every five years for most PC users."
These are some of the results from a new market research report by eTForecasts. The report has PCs-in-use estimates for 51 countries and six regions of the world from 1980 to 2001 and projection for 2002-2007.
eTForecasts publishes market research reports for the PC, PDA, information appliances and Internet industries.
|Updated April 22, 2002|