China is the world's biggest PC market, for now
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According to the market researchers IDC’s prediction about the global market in the second quarter of this year, 2011 China for the first time has recorded maximum number of PC shipments. This number of shipments this quarter is even more than the early leaders like the US. They have accounted for about 22 percent of the global PC market while United States have captured 21 percent.
IDC also stated that though the USA will still hang on to the first position when whole year shipping are to be considered but there is better chance for China to overtake US by next year. They added that there are risks ahead for China including inflation but also the economic condition in the US and Europe.
In the meantime the Chinese government’s 12th Five-Year plan should also help large enterprises in various infrastructures to continue to move along and of course effort to increase consumer penetration in lower-tier cities.
"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." said Loren Loverde, VP of the worldwide PC tracker.
The immediate economic circumstance of US and Europe has also accelerated the increase as the shipping of devices is reducing there.