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PCs In-Use Reached Nearly 1B in 2006
USA Has over 240M PCs In-Use

September 24, 2007 -
PCs in-use reached nearly 1B units worldwide at year-end 2006. The U.S. retains a large PC usage lead with over three times as many PCs as the second place Japan. The U.S. accounts for over 24% 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 250M computers in-use at the end of 2006, while the worldwide count topped 1.03B units.

Top 15 Countries in PCs In-Use

Year-end 2005:

PCs In-Use (#M)

Share %

1. U.S. 240.5 24.2
2. Japan 77.95 7.83
3. China 74.11 7.44
4. Germany  54.48 5.47
5. UK 41.53 4.17
6. France 35.99 3.61
7. South Korea 30.62 3.07
8. Italy 29.31 2.94
9. Russia 26.97 2.71
10. Brazil 25.99 2.61
11. Canada 25.10 2.52
12. India 21.17 2.13
13. Australia 15.47 1.55
14. Mexico 14.77 1.48
15. Spain 13.42 1.35
Top 15 Countries 727.4 73.0
Worldwide Total 996.1 100

PCs per capita in the U.S. topped 80% in 2006 and will reach 98% in 2012. 2006 will be the last year that PCs per capita will  remain higher than cell phones. 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 2012.

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

 
 
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