China Tops United State As Largest Computer Consumer In The World

The rise of China as one of the top economies in the world continues. A recent market research conducted by International Data Corporation has shown that China has surpassed the United States as the biggest consumer of Personal Computer in the world in the second quarter of 2011. According to reports, computer makers shipped some 18.5 million c omputer units to the top Asian country compared to only 17.7 of the same items in the US.

With its huge demand for computer units, IDC expect that some 85.2 million units will be shipped in China compared with 76.6 million in the U.S. in 2012. “China’s lead in the PC market is a huge shift that reflects the rising fortunes of emerging markets as well as the relative stagnation of more mature regions,” Loren Loverde, an IDC vice president said. “While the immediate economic circumstances in the US and other markets had a significant impact on the timing of China’s move to the lead, they have not changed the trend, but accelerated it,” Loverde added.

The past few years, China is starting to become one of the big boys in the business of technology as they also overtook US as the world’s largest Internet population. IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets.

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