Wednesday, September 25, 2013
PC Shipments Rise For 2nd Month In Aug, Up 2.1% On Year
TOKYO (NQN)--Shipments of PCs rose 2.1% on the year in August to 818,000 units, marking the second straight month of increase, the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association reported Wednesday.
Corporate demand for new PCs is rising ahead of April next year, when Microsoft Corp. of the U.S. will end support for its Windows XP operating system.
Shipments of desk-top PC models without monitors, which sell well among corporate customers, jumped 30.3% to 168,000 units. Meanwhile, shipments of all-in-one models, which include a display and are popular among individual customers, dropped 13%.
Purchase demand for laptop PCs grew among corporate customers, with shipments of small mobile notebook PCs climbing 3.4% to 100,400 units, up for the second straight month.
Shipments in terms of value also rose for the second month in a row to 61.2 billion yen, up 16%. Shipments of desktop PCs rose 19.7% in value to 18.3 billion yen, while those of laptop PCs saw a 14.5% increase to 42.9 billion yen.