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ZAGREB (Croatia), February 18 (SeeNews) - The combined sales of personal computers (PCs) in Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia in the fourth quarter of 2009 fell 20% on the year to 255,000 units, market intelligence and advisory company IDC Adriatics said on Thursday.
According to preliminary data, some 800,000 PCs were sold in the three countries during the whole of last year, the company said in a statement posted on its website (www.idc-adriatics.com). It gave no comparison figures.
A total of 82,799 PCs were sold in Croatia in the fourth quarter of 2009, down by an annual 22%. During the whole of last year 256,000 PCs were sold in the Adriatic country, which is a 25% decrease from a year earlier. In the fourth quarter, HP led the Croatian PC market in terms of volume, followed by Acer and Lenova.
In Slovenia sales fell by an annual 13% to 69,661 PCs in the last quarter and by 15% to 191,000 PCs for the whole year. In the fourth quarter, HP had the biggest market share, followed by Acer. Lenovo, which ranked second in the third quarter, dropped to the third position.
In Serbia fourth-quarter PC sales fell 22% on the year to 102,543. For the whole of 2009, the decrease was 20%, to 332,000 PCs. HP was the biggest vendor in the fourth quarter, followed by ComTrade and Toshiba.