Server, PC Shipments Up in Latin America

Economic recovery in Brazil, continued growth in Mexico, and the continued adoption of technology by Latin American businesses drove up shipments of servers in the region during the second quarter of 2000, while strong demand among home users drove up PC sales, according to Dataquest.

Latin America server shipments in Q2 2000 surpassed 41,000 units, a 17 percent increase over the same period last year. Compaq and IBM held onto the top two positions in the market, although the companies had shipments decline 25 and 26 percent, respectively.

Brazil continued to lead all countries in the region, as it accounted for 36 percent of the market, with shipments reaching 14,738 units. Mexico represented 20 percent of server shipments in the quarter, as it totaled 8,113 units, and Argentina, with shipments of 5,329 units was the No. 3 country with 13 percent of the market.

Latin America PC shipments totaled 1.5 million units in Q2 2000, an increase of 51 percent over the same period last year. PC shipments into the home market grew 99 percent over the second quarter of 2000. Hewlett-Packard showed the strongest growth among top-tier vendors due to competitive pricing and more product availability in the home segment in Mexico. Compaq and Alaska were the other top-tier vendors to experience stronger growth than the overall average in the region.

The top three countries in the region, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina, accounted for 75 percent of the PC shipments. Recovering from a weak second quarter last year, Brazil’s PC shipments increased 93 percent this quarter, as it accounted for 39 percent of the market. Shipments in Mexico grew 34 percent, as it accounted for 26 percent of the market, and Argentina was the No. 3 country as shipments were up 57 percent, and it had more than 10 percent of PC shipments in the region.


Latin America Q2 2000 PC and Server Shipments
Servers
Company Q2 2000 Q2 1999 Growth
Shipments Market Share Shipments Market Share
Compaq 7,717 18.8% 10,157 28.9 -24.0
IBM 5,744 14.0% 7,731 22.0 -25.7
Hewlett-Packard 2,855 7.0% 1,857 5.3 53.7
Acer 2,319 5.6% 1,236 3.5 87.6
Dell 2,148 5.2% 1,569 4.5 36.9
Alaska 1,344 3.3% 187 0.5 618.7
Sun 1,149 2.8% 1,354 3.8 -15.1
Others 17,785 43.3% 11,097 31.5 60.3
Total
Market
41,061 100.0% 35,188 100.0 16.7
PCs
Company Q2 2000 Q2 1999 Growth
Shipments Market Share Shipments Market Share
Compaq 365,326 24.3% 235,535 23.6% 55.1%
Hewlett-Packard 78,345 5.2% 48,016 4.8% 63.2%
IBM 77,476 5.2% 87,361 8.7% -11.3%
Acer 63,470 4.2% 67,763 6.8% -6.3%
Alaska 53,179 3.5% 34,915 3.5% 52.3%
Dell 51,215 3.4% 37,402 3.7% 36.9%
Others 814,531 54.1% 487,654 48.8% 67.0%
Total
Market
1,503,542 100.0% 998,646 100.0% 50.6%
Source: Dataquest

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