2005 Worldwide PC Market

2005 was another record breaking year for PC sales.

In July 2004, the forecast was to see 1 Billion Windows PCs by 2010. It looks like we’ll see that number by May 2009.

By the end of 2005, there was approximately 650 million Windows PCs. 230 million PCs are expected to be sold in 2006. I’ll write more about this in another blog entry but the sales projection should look something like this.

 
Worldwide PC Sales Projection
# Date Total Windows PCs Linux/Apple PCs
1. 2004 : July-04 600,000,000 540,000,000 60,000,000
2. 2005 : Jan-05 640,071,631 576,064,468 64,007,163
3. 2006 : Jan-06 728,422,307 655,580,076 72,842,231
4. 2007 : Jan-07 828,968,246 746,071,421 82,896,825
5. 2008 : Jan-08 943,392,790 849,053,511 94,339,279
6. 2009 : Jan-09 1,073,611,638 966,250,474 107,361,164
7. 2009 : May-09 1,120,896,285 1,008,806,657 112,089,629

Before I get carried away with the future, here are my estimated worldwide sales numbers by vendor for the past year. These numbers were derived from IDC reports.

 
2005 Worldwide PC Sales by Vendor
# Vendor Units Sold %
1. Dell 37,754,066 18.1%
2. HP 32,539,416 15.6%
3. Lenovo-IBM 12,932,332 6.2%
4. Acer (mostly Europe) 9,803,542 4.7%
5. Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens 8,552,026 4.1%
6. Gateway 7,926,268 3.8%
7. Toshiba 7,509,096 3.6%
8. Apple 5,840,408 2.8%
9. Sony 4,588,892 2.2%
10. Alienware 4,171,720 2.0%
11. Other 76,968,234 36.9%
  Total 208,586,000 100.0%
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