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Acer Tips APAC Sales Growth

Taiwanese laptop maker Acer says it is expecting to return to a growth track in the second half of the year, after below-par results in Asia-Pacific in the first six months.

Acer blamed trade tensions between the US and China, and major political issues in the region for the downturn. But the company says it expects the supply chain relocation triggered by US-China trade tensions to bring in new demand and benefit the market in the long-term, despite the short-term impacts.

India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand are expected to be revenue growth drivers for Acer in Asia-Pacific in the second half, along with markets that performed well in the first half including Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Japan.

Acer’s revenues from Taiwan rose six percent on year in the first half, while enterprise PC revenues went up 16 percent on year. The company is one of the largest global vendors for ultra-thin notebooks and gaming desktops.

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