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China now Apple's 2nd-largest market

China now Apple's 2nd-largest market

Write: Macaria [2011-10-20]

China now Apple's 2nd-largest market

China has become Apple Inc's second largest market in the third fiscal quarter. [File photo]

During Apple's quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, the company detailed record sales of US$4.5 billion in China for the September quarter, up 270% year-on-year.

"The China progress has been amazing. [Apple's] Greater China revenue represented 2% in FY09. In FY11, it accounted for 12%. Look at just Q411, it accounted for 16% and has become number 2 on our list of top revenue countries very, very quickly", said Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

Cook also revealed that Apple's revenue in Brazil topped $900 million last quarter, up 118 percent year-on-year.

According to Cook, Russia is looking more promising, and the Middle East has "significant growth opportunities" for Apple.