In 2007, China’s sales of personal computer or PCs, reached 27.94 million units. Laptop sales volume reached 6.30 million units, up 49.5% year on year while desktop sales volume stood at 21.05 million units, up 12.9% year on year.
Computer peripherals, 2007-2008
Computer peripherals are becoming progressively more important.
This has accelerated the growth of the peripheral industry. In the first quarter of 2006, sales volume of computer peripherals stood at 50.09 million units, up 41.3% year on year. In 2007, sales value of computer peripherals in China increased by 14.9% year on year.
Market Publishers reports foreign brands have taken the leading places in computer peripherals market segment. In 2007, HP laser printer took up more than 60% of the market share. Epson stylus printer took up 69% of the market shares. Domestic brands were competitive only in the middle- and low-end markets.