Asia/Pacific PC market grew 11%, Lenovo number 1 with Acer following close behind – IDC

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You’d think that after all the challenges from both natural (the Thai flood) and man-made (economic downturn) disasters that rocked our part of the world that there’d be a slump when it came to PC sales, but IDC says otherwise – the firm has just announced that the PC market actually grew by 11% – not the best growth numbers sure, but hey, it’s still growth. And even though there were supply issues for PCs because of the floods in Thailand, markets like Indonesia and China were partially insulated from the hard disk drive shortages that IDC had initially feared would hurt shipments.

“The PC market took a number of punches last year, be it from the uncertain global economy or from Media Tablets that competed for consumer attention,” said Bryan Ma, Associate Vice President of Asia/Pacific Client Devices Research at IDC.  “PCs will still face disk drive supply challenges in the early part of 2012, but IDC also expects the market to rebound quickly by the second half of the year to remain close to 10% growth for the year in the Asia/Pacific region.”

The biggest winner for this year in the region were, unsurprisingly, Lenovo, with the manufacturer growing about 24% from last year. Acer also grew quite a bit, with the manufacturer growing about 38% even though it posted their first loss in a decade this year. Another big winner here is Asus, as the Taiwanese manufacturer grew 34% this year. Unfortunately, all the troubles in HP did nothing to help the brand, with the manufacturer suffering -6% growth as far as market share is concerned.

Table 1

Asia/Pacific (ex. Japan) PC Shipments by Vendor,  2011 (Preliminary) vs 2010

Rank

Vendor 2011

Market Share

2010

Market Share

Year-on-Year Unit Growth

1

Lenovo

22.5%

20.2%

24%

2

Acer

11.6%

9.3%

38%

3

Dell

10.4%

9.4%

23%

4

HP

9.9%

11.8%

-6%

5

ASUS

6.4%

5.3%

34%

Others

39.2%

44.0%

-1%

Total 100.0% 100.0% 11%
Source: IDC, January 2012
Table 2

Asia/Pacific (ex. Japan) PC Shipments by Vendor,  4Q11 (Preliminary) vs 3Q11 and 4Q10

Rank

Vendor 4Q11

Market Share

3Q11

Market Share

4Q10

Market Share

Year-on-Year Unit Growth

1

Lenovo

25.4%

22.9%

22.4%

26%

2

Acer

11.9%

11.7%

11.1%

19%

3

Dell

10.5%

10.1%

8.7%

34%

4

HP

8.1%

10.0%

10.8%

-17%

5

ASUS

6.5%

7.2%

5.2%

38%

Others

37.6%

38.1%

41.8%

-1%

Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 11%
Source: IDC, January 2012