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    Computer prices continue their decline

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    From 2002 to 2010, the price of portable and desktop computers sold to Canadian consumers declined 84.8%. The price of monitors declined 53.7% and printers dropped 61.1%.

    From 2009 to 2010, consumer computer prices dropped 16.4%. Portable computers decreased 17.3% and desktop computers declined 15.3%.

    As consumer computer prices declined, the average cost of computers sold to governments and businesses also declined. Commercial computer prices fell 10.0% from 2009 to 2010. Commercial portable computers declined 9.8% while commercial desktop computers decreased 11.2%.

    Since 2002, the average price of portable and desktop computers sold to Canadian governments and businesses declined 67.4%.

    Chart 19.3 Computer price indexes, by type of purchaser
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