Indonesia PC Shipments Decreased in 2011 Q3 to 1.3 Million Units, IDC reports

Jakarta, November 29, 2011 – 2011 Q3 was a slow quarter for the Indonesian PC market as some vendors continued to face inventory constraints; however, it still recorded a growth of 22.9% year-on-year (YoY).

The distraction posed by other electronic appliances, such as smart phones, contributed to the challenges in the market. The result is a 6.2% decline in the Indonesian PC market compared to Q2. Though inventory issue is starting to ease up, the market is still hit by HDD shortages. As such, there will be a slight reduction from previous forecast and IDC expects a total of 5.2 million PC units to be shipped this year.

"It's a slightly pessimistic prediction, after considering the impact of the HDD supply problem caused by the flood in Thailand," said Daniel Pang, Research Manager for Client Devices at IDC Asia/Pacific. "The impact will extend to the 2012 Q1 and we can also expect higher prices for PCs during the recovery period."

The commercial segment contributed 34.6% of total PC units in the Q3. Although public sector spending has been slow in general, the education sector has been launching a steady stream of school projects. SME spending has also remained steady.

In Q3, Acer maintained their number one position in the Indonesian PC market. Although they have some presence in the commercial segment, the majority of their shipments are consumer portables (notebook & mini notebook), where they have been facing stern competition from ASUS and Toshiba.

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