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February PC Shipments Reflect Slow First Quarter, According to IDC

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New monthly PC tracking in the world's top PC markets from International Data Corporation (IDC) reveals slower than expected growth in China during the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13). Although the slowdown is partially due to the timing of Chinese New Year and other expected factors, new budget cuts from the government as well as anti-corruption measures are slowing purchases more than expected. March should recover somewhat in China, but not enough to offset the weak February results.

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Are there any experience from previous years or a way to tell how accurate are these IDC reports?
 
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Before you know it some industry monitoring agencies will discover a world wide economic recession... which has already hurt PC sales for the past several years. Ya can't fool these industry experts. :(