China Aims To Produce 98 Million Computers In 2006

China expects to produce 98 million desktop and laptop computers in 2006, mostly for overseas markets, state media reported March 19. Of the output forecast for this year, China aims to export 58 million computers, or 59% of the total, the Xinhua news agency said, citing the Ministry of Information Industry.

However, huge Chinese exports have forced computer makers to cut their prices to remain competitive. The average export price for a desktop last year stood at $617, down from $644 at the end of 2004, Xinhua said, citing the ministry.

The nation's largest computer maker Lenovo leads the Chinese computer industry's foray overseas.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2006

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