Weak Overall PC Market Shipments in Western Europe
PC shipments in Western Europe totaled 13.6 million units in the second quarter of 2012, a 2.4 percent decline compared with the equivalent period in 2011, according to Gartner, Inc.
“Although we saw a slight uptake in mobile PC sales, the Western Europe PC market recorded weak overall PC shipments across all countries,” said Meike Escherich, principal analyst at Gartner.
In Western Europe, mobile PC shipments grew 4 percent, while desk-based PC shipments declined 12.8 percent in the second quarter of 2012. The professional PC market declined 5.3 percent, while the consumer PC market was almost flat, with 0.4 percent growth.