IELTS graph writing # 218 - Worldwide market share of the notebook computer market

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Table:

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The table below shows the worldwide market share of the notebook computer market for manufacturers in the years 2006, 2007 and 2014.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Worldwide market share of the notebook computer

Sample Answer:
The table compares the percentages of market share by different laptop brands in three different years – 2006, 2007 and 2014. A glance at the graph reveals that HP was the leading notebook manufacturer in these years.

As can be seen in the table, HP had the largest market share of laptops in 2006 and it retained the top position in 2007 and 2014 as well with around one-third of the total market. Dell secured the second position with 16.6% market share in 2006 and enjoyed a 10% increase in 2014. Samsung had only 11.6% share of laptop market in 2006 but this brand managed to capture over 14% global market share in 8 years. All the top three brands of laptop manufacturing had been able to increase their market share except Samsung in 2007. Toshiba and Lenovo had around 6 percent notebook market share in 2006 and in 8 years their market share increased slightly. The lowest market share was possessed by Fujitsu in 2006 and after 8 years its market share slightly declined and reached to 3.1%. All other brands captured a significant market share in 2006 (22.8%) but only 7.11% in 2014.

 

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Graph Question:
The table shows the worldwide market share of the notebook computer market for manufacturers in the years 2006, 2007 and 2014.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Sample Answer:
The table provides information about the rates of international market shares of different brands that produce notebook computers. The data is provided for the years 2006, 2007 and 2014.

Overall, it is clear that HP, as a notebook manufacturing brand, led the share market, while Fujitsu was the least popular brand in these three years. Another striking feature is the continuous increase of market shares of all brands except for Fujitsu.

In 2006, the top three notebook brands were HP, Dell, and Samsung with market shares of 31.4%, 16.6%, and 11.6%, respectively. The percentages of shares by HP and Dell rose steadily, ending up the period with 34.25% for the former and 26.12% for the latter. In contrast, the figure for Samsung declined in 2007 by 0.9% but recovered to 14.20% in 2014.

Of all the manufacturers, Toshiba, Lenovo, Fujitsu, and others were the least dominant in the global market. The proportion of Toshiba stood at just 6.2% in 2006, moved up by 1.1% after a year, and accounted for 7.10% in 2014. An almost identical trend can be seen in the market share of the Lenovo brand, which started the period at 6.6% and ended up at 7.10%. Meanwhile, Fujitsu recorded 4.8% in 2006 but declined to 3.1% in 2014. However, although the market shares of others showed a significant value at 22.8% in the first year, and, in fact, they deteriorated towards the end of the period.