Baltic News Service
The IT Grupp information technology company has estimated that computers for two billion kroons (EUR 128 mln) were bought in Estonia last year !
IT Grupp's market analysis includes laptop and desktop computers plus servers bought in Estonia and reflects both domestic and foreign manufacturers, the company said.
The sale of laptop and desktop computers plus servers increased by nearly 36 percent in terms of units, while the real growth of the market in financial terms was nearly 10 percent.
IT Grupp board chairman Esti Ehatamm-Koppel said this was due to the general fall in computer prices by 15-20 percent last year.
Sale of desktop computers did not increase in terms of units in 2007 but remained on the level of 2006.
At the same time 86 percent more laptop computers were sold in 2007 than in 2006, which shows the continuing triumph of laptop computers in Estonia, Ehatamm-Koppel said.
Besides, Ehatamm-Koppel said, characteristic of last year was growth in the sale of foreign computer makers such as Dell, HP and Acer, while sale of all domestic computers fell.
For this year IT Grupp forecast growth in international computer manufacturers' turnover, and the growth will mainly be at the expense of domestic computer makers.
The turnover of the total market of laptop and desktop computers plus servers will remain at the 2007 level, IT Grupp forecast.
IT Grupp is the official representative of Dell products in Estonia. The turnover of the company was 109 million krons (EUR 7 mln) in 2007.
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