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Computer sales in Israel rose 21 percent over the first three quarters of the year, international information technology company International Data Corp. reported Sunday. It forecast that one computer will be sold for every 10 Israeli citizens in 2007.
According to IDC, Lenovo, Dell and HP, the three largest computer distributors in Israel, have cornered 50 percent of the market of sales of desktop and laptop computers, with Dell selling 15.6% of all PCs in the country, HP 14.4% and Nuvu 11.1%.
Computer sales in the country jumped 27.6% to 200,000 during the third quarter from the 144,000 sold in the third quarter of 2006. Since the beginning of 2007, the IDC said 536,000 computers (400,000 of which are PCs) have been sold in Israel, with total 2007 sales expected to break the 750,000 mark.
The report also noted that 75% of all computers sold so far this year have been of PCs, while only 25% of sales have been of mobile computers, the number for laptops being far below the 50% average in EU countries and the 40% national average in the US.