PCs In-Use Reached over 1.6B in 2011
USA has nearly 311M PCs In-Use

February 1, 2012PCs in-use reached over 1.6B units worldwide at year-end 2011. The U.S. retains a large PC usage lead with over 50% more PCs in use than second place China. The U.S. accounts for over 19% of all PCs in-use compared to 4.5% of worldwide population. PCs in-use growth is slowing, but is getting a growth boost from the iPad and other pad/tablet computers. The U.S. is on track to have more PCs in-use than people at year-end 2012. The rapid growth of mobile PCs, which includes pad and tablet computers, is the major reason for current and future PC expansion. PCs per capita in the U.S. topped 99% in 2011 and will reach 116% in 2016. When mainframes, workstations and other computers are included, USA had 321M computers in-use at year-end 2011.

Top 15 Countries In PCs In-Use
 Year-end 2011
PCs In-Use (#M)
Share %
1. U.S.

310.6

19.4
2. China 195.1 12.2
3. Japan 98.1 6.12
4. Germany 71.5 4.47
5. India 57.0 3.56
6. UK 54.5 3.41
7. Russia 53.5 3.34
8. France 53.5 3.34
9. Brazil 48.1 3.01
10. Italy 44.7 2.79
11. South Korea 40.9 2.55
12. Canada 31.3 1.96
13. Mexico 27.4 1.71
14. Spain 22.8 1.42
15. Australia 19.5 1.22
Top 15 Countries 1,129 70.5
Worldwide Total 1,601 100.0

Worldwide PCs in-use surpassed 1.6B in 2011 and should reach 2.45B in 2016. Worldwide PCs in-use per capita reach 23% in 2011 and is forecasted to reach 33% in 2016. Total worldwide computers in-use was 1.67B units in 2011 and is projected to reach 2.55B in 2016.

More information is available in “Computers In-Use by Country”, a yearly market research report by Computer Industry Almanac. The report estimates and forecasts the number of PCs in-use for 57 countries and the six main regions of the world for 1990 through 2016.

Computer Industry Almanac publishes market research reports for the PC and Internet industries. For more information see Market Research Reports.

 
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