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ZAGREB (Croatia), November 24 (SeeNews) - The combined sales of personal computers (PCs) in Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia fell 22.7% on the year to 202,585 units in the third quarter of 2009, market intelligence and advisory company IDC Adriatics said on Tuesday.
A total of 62,971 PCs were sold in Croatia in the third quarter of 2009, down 28.3% on the year, with business slowing across all segments - desktops, laptops and x86 servers, the company said in a statement posted on its website (www.idc-adriatics.com).
The desktop segment was hardest hit, shrinking by 41.1% on the year to 22,016 units. Laptop sales were down 18.7% to 39,238 units while sales of x86 servers fell 20.7% from a year earlier to 1,787 units.
HP continues to lead the Croatian PC market in terms of volume, followed by Acer and M San Grupa.
IDC said PC sales in Slovenia fell 20.6% on the year to 49,884 units in the third quarter of 2009.
Desktops posted a 9.8% year-on-year drop to 23,924 units while the laptop segment fell 27.9% to 24,895 units, IDC said.
Laptops have a 50% share of the PC market in Slovenia with desktops at 48% and x86 servers accounting for the balance.
HP has the biggest market share in Slovenia, followed by Lenovo and DTK.
Third-quarter PC sales in Serbia fell 19.9% on the year to 89,370 units.
Vendors moved 53,911 desktops, 19.1% less than a year earlier, as well as 34,696 laptops and 763 x86 servers, down 38.3% on the year.
Desktop sales account for 60% of the Serbian PC market while laptops have a 39% share.
HP is the biggest vendor in terms of volume in Serbia, followed by MSI and ComTrade.