China Ranked First Globally in Exports of Desktop Pcs, with $3.9B in 2014

Computers And Peripheral Equipment July 19, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

Despite a drop in exports in 2014, China continued its dominance in the global desktop PC trade. In 2014, China exported 11.3 million units of desktop PCs totaling 3.9 billion USD, 7% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was the U.S., where it supplied 33.1% of its total desktop PCs exports in value terms, accounting for 66.4% of the U.S.'s total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, China was a net exporter of desktop PCs. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. The difference in physical terms was even more pronounced.

The U.S. and Mexico were among the other main global suppliers of desktop PCs in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Singapore (+40.1% per year) and Hungary (+20.8% per year).

In 2014, China's top 5 trading partners were the U.S., the Netherlands, Canada, Japan and Mexico, with a combined 71.6% share of China's desktop PCs exports. The share of Canada increased significantly (+10.0 percentage points), while the share of Japan illustrated negative dynamics (-7.9 percentage points).

Source: World: Desktop Pcs - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020