European Microcomputer Statistics (EMS) Committee

The EMS was founded in 1997 to collect vendor-reported PC shipment data and to provide the aggregate totals to the participating members.

Because EMS statistics are based on actual shipment data, this program provides a level of precision that is not available from any third-party sources. Consistent and reliable information about market size and growth allows members to measure their company’s performance relative to the market in an objective manner. Since its formation, the EMS has made a number of reporting program enhancements and has coordinated the exchange of data with other international PC statistics programs.

Benefits to Participants

The EMS program provides participating members with the most accurate, reliable, and cost-effective PC market statistics available.

Committee members have fast access to MONTHLY data covering desktop and portable (business-marketed, home-marketed, and personal workstations) and server shipments.  The program is in the process of also adding tablet shipments.

Country Coverage

The EMS program covers 30 countries within Europe, Middle East and Africa:

Western Europe:

  • Austria
  • Belgium/Luxembourg
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK/N. Ireland

Central and Eastern Europe:

  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Other Eastern Europe

Middle East and Africa:

  • Arab Emirates
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • Other Middle East and Africa

IPR’s Role in the EMS

IPR has provided a variety of consulting services to the EMS since 2009. IPR performs the role of Program Administrator, coordinating the collection and reporting of member data, leading the consensus forecast process and handling other program administration.

Data Submission and Data Security

Submissions for the EMS are due on the 10th workday following the close of each month to allow reports to be issued between the 15th and 20th workday.

On issues of data security, the EMS bylaws are strict and are designed to avoid any possibility of participant data disclosure. Participant data submissions are made by code number. No company names are associated with the data. Participants may elect to split their data submission across several code numbers. Submissions may be emailed or uploaded via a secure site to the program administrator. Since all submissions are ultimately destroyed, there are no paper or electronic records of individual participant shipment history.

Committee Meetings

Meetings are generally held annually at member company sites. These one day meetings address issues and topics of concern to the committee members and give them the opportunity to network with industry peers, receive presentations, and engage with analysts from leading research firms and other organizations.


EMS membership is available to all personal computer manufacturers with sales in Europe, Middle East and/or Africa. All EMS members receive full participant reports. Current EMS members include Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP Inc., Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Intel, Lenovo, and Microsoft.

Associate EMS memberships are available to manufacturers of components used in PCs sold in EMEA. Associate members receive only total market statistics reports.

In addition to the EMS committee, members with worldwide PC shipments may also choose to join the AMSC (U.S. and Canada), LAMSC (Latin America), and/or APMSC (Asia Pacific excluding Japan) programs.


For More Information

For more information about the EMS program, please contact IPR.