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PCs In-Use Reached Over 1B in 2007
USA has over 251M PCs In-Use

June 9, 2008 -
PCs in-use reached over 1.0B units worldwide at year-end 2007. The U.S. retains a large PC usage lead with almost three times as many PCs as the second place China. The U.S. accounts for over 23% of all PCs in-use compared to 4.6% of worldwide population. PCs in-use growth is slowing, but the U.S. is on track to have more PCs in-use than people in five or six years. The rapid growth of mobile PCs is the major reason for current and future PC expansion. When mainframes, workstations and other computers are included, USA had 261M computers in-use while the worldwide count topped 1.13B units in 2007.

Top 15 Countries in PCs In-Use

Year-end 2007:

PCs In-Use (#M)

Share %

1. U.S. 251.70 23.07
2. China 86.29 7.91
3. Japan 82.13 7.53
4. Germany  58.31 5.34
5. UK 44.34 4.06
6. France 39.50 3.62
7. South Korea 32.79 3.01
8. Italy 32.56 2.98
9. Russia 31.55 2.89
10. Brazil 29.58 2.71
11. Canada 26.39 2.42
12. India 26.15 2.40
13. Mexico 16.84 1.54
14. Australia 16.26 1.49
15. Spain 14.98 1.37
Top 15 Countries 789.37 72.35
Worldwide Total 996.1 100

PCs per capita in the U.S. topped 86% in 2007 and will reach 98% in 2012. USA and Canada are the only industrialized countries that have more PCs in-use than cell phone subscribers. Worldwide PCs in-use surpassed 1B in early 2007 and should top 1.5B in 2011.. 

More information is available in "Computers In-Use By Country", a yearly market research report by eTForecasts. The report estimates and forecasts the number of PCs in-use for 57 countries and the six main regions of the world for 1990 through 2013.

eTForecasts publishes market research reports for the PC, PDA/Smartphones, cell phones and Internet industries.

 
 
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