Global Market for Laptop and Tablet PC
In value terms, laptop and tablet pc production expanded modestly to $ in estimated in export price. In general, production recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, global production reached the peak level at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
China ( units) remains the largest laptop and tablet pc producing country worldwide, accounting for % of total volume. Moreover, laptop and tablet pc production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Brazil ( units), eightfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Vietnam ( units), with a % share.
In China, laptop and tablet pc production increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: Brazil (+% per year) and Vietnam (-% per year).
The global laptop and tablet pc market revenue skyrocketed to $ in , surging by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, consumption attained the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in Brazil (with a CAGR of +%), while consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the largest laptop and tablet pc markets worldwide were the United States ($), China ($) and Japan ($), together accounting for % of the global market. These countries were followed by Brazil, the UK, Mexico, Germany, Canada, France, India and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further %.
Brazil, with a CAGR of +%, recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, among the main consuming countries over the period under review, while market for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The countries with the highest levels of laptop and tablet pc per capita consumption in were the Netherlands ( units per persons), the United States ( units per persons) and the UK ( units per persons).
From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Brazil (with a CAGR of +%), while consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.