PC market growth forecast

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Framingham, Mass. -- First-quarter unit volume in the worldwide PC market is expected to grow year-over-year by 14.1%, according to data released earlier this week by International Data Corp. IDC's new worldwide forecast for 1999 projects PC volume at 103.2 million units on growth of 14.3%. Signs of ongoing price pressure in the PC market are reflected in IDC's projection that the value of PC shipments will rise only 4.8% this year to $178.4 billion.
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