Compaq leads regional computer market

Published June 19th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The Compaq Computer Middle East company emerges a market force controlling 20 percent of the total computer sales in the region during the first quarter of 2001, reveal recently published statistics by the International Data Corporation (IDC).  


This figure is a rise from the 19 percent market share the company had in the first quarter of the previous year. Compaq’s Q1 2001 market share gives it the lead in the regional computer market, over other international companies such as IBM, Acer and HP, according to Al-Bayan daily.  


Compaq maintained its lead in the regional market with a 20 percent market share for all form factors, 15 percent market share for desktops, 38 percent for portables and 24 percent for PC servers in the first quarter of 2001.  


IDC research indicates that Compaq leads the region’s largest computer markets, with 33.8 percent in the UAE, 22.6 percent in Saudi Arabia and 9.4 percent in Egypt. IDC figures market share statistics for desktop PCs show 29 percent market share for Compaq in the UAE, 20.6 percent for Saudi Arabia and 8.3 percent in Egypt. 


As for mobile computing products, Compaq sales grew 190 percent in the UAE market, followed by Saudi market growth of 33.2 percent. Market share results for Q1 2001 were 53.6 percent for UAE, 33.5 percent for Saudi and 33 percent for Egypt. In the Middle East PC server market segment, Compaq’s market share reached 48.6 percent in UAE, 49.1 percent in Saudi Arabia and 29.1 percent in Egypt. 


Compaq is a Fortune Global 100 company, and is the largest supplier of computing systems in the world. The company’s products are sold in more than 200 countries worldwide including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen. Its Middle East headquarters is located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai. ― (MENA Report)

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