Market share held by the leading personal computer vendors worldwide in 2016

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This statistic shows the global market share (based on shipments) held by the leading PC vendors in 2016. The overall market leader in 2016 was Lenovo with a market share of 21.7 percent.

Global PC vendor market shares - additional information

Lenovo was founded in Beijing in 1984 as Legend and now has operations in more than 60 countries and sells its products in around 160 countries. As of 2014, the PC vendor has around 54,000 employees worldwide and announced net profits of over 800 million U.S. dollars. Its global market share of PC shipments stood at 18.8 percent in 2014, which equated to over 59 million shipments of desk-based and mobile PCs worldwide. Lenovo has since increased its share in the market to almost 20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, making it the largest worldwide vendor of PCs.

Lenovo’s closest competitor in 2014 was Hewlett-Packard, an American multinational corporation with headquarters in California. HP held a 17.5 percent share in the global PC vendor market in 2014, equating to over 55.6 million shipments of PCs. The company employs over 317,000 people and had net earnings of 5.01 billion U.S. dollars in 2014. Similarly to Lenovo, HP’s market share also increased in 2014, with the company controlling almost 19 percent of the PC vendor market in the fourth quarter of 2014. HP has considerable success in the U.S. computer market, where it held a 30.1 percent share of the market in the fourth quarter of 2014 and shipped over 5.31 million PC units.

Dell is another major PC vendor in the global computer industry with a market share of 12.8 percent in 2014, making it the third largest PC vendor in the world behind Lenovo and Hewlett Packard. The American corporation, based in Texas, shipped 40.5 million PC units worldwide in 2014, over 16 million of which were shipped in the United States. Dell is the second largest computer vendor in the United States with a market share of 24.3 percent, behind only HP, which held over a quarter of the market in 2014.

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