PC shipments in Japan hit record high in 2012


Posted at Jan 24 2013 12:53 PM | Updated as of Jan 24 2013 08:53 PM

TOKYO - Shipments of personal computers in Japan in 2012 rose 3.7 percent from the previous year to a record high 11,274,000 units due to brisk demand from individual and corporate users, an industry body said Wednesday.

The volume of shipments was up for the third consecutive year, with the total marking the highest level since 2007, when comparable data became available, the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association said.

Shipments of notebook computers totaled 8,212,000 units, up 7.2 percent, accounting for 72.8 percent of overall domestic shipments, the association said.

The figure for desktop computers, meanwhile, fell 4.5 percent to 3,062,000 units, the association said.

The total value of PC shipments, however, dropped 7.1 percent to 809 billion yen due to a decline in prices, falling for the second year in a row.