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North America Weekly Distribution Tracker

IDC's North America Weekly Distribution Tracker®, powered by the GTCD, is a product that reports model-level sales data from the largest distributors in North America, covering all types of IT products, peripherals, and accessories categorized into IDC's tracker taxonomy. This is the IT industry's only view of actual sales through the 2-tier distribution channel in North America and provides timely actionable data around product and pricing trends.

Technology Coverage


The North America Weekly Distribution Tracker®, powered by the GTCD, aggregates sales data from GTCD members on a weekly basis across close to 200 product detail categories organized into larger product groupings, including PC, server, storage, imaging, networking infrastructure, consumer electronics, peripherals and accessories, components and subsystems, power, security, audio/video, services, software, and cables.

Core Coverage

  • Company/brand (over 1,000 brands covered)
  • Product group (14 technology categories)
  • Product category (over 40 technology subcategories)
  • Product (over 80)
  • Product detail (over 175 hardware product segmentations + software and services)
  • Measurements (units, value, ASP)
  • Channel (dealer, VAR, systems integrator, etailer, retail, distributor)
  • MPN (manufacturer part number) (over 1 million covered)
  • Model attribute segmentation customized to each product group (over 250 different attributes in total)

Geographic Scope


  • United States
  • Canada

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a weekly basis via a web-based interface. Weeks are measured as Monday to Sunday and numbered following the ISO week standard. Data is published 11 days after the week ends. A subscription to the North America Weekly Distribution Tracker® grants access to the North America Monthly Distribution Tracker® where the same data is aggregated into monthly trends that can be rolled up to quarterly and annual views. Specific deliverables for this tracker are listed below.

  • Historical data

IDC North America Distribution Tracker Methodology


This tracker reports actual sales data with no changes or estimations made by IDC analysts. Sales data at the Manufacturer Part Number level is collected weekly from the largest distributors in North America. The data is consolidated, cleaned, and categorized into 14 different product groups each with their own additional detailed segmentation. This process is managed using a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis platform and by leveraging other data sources and data enrichment approaches such as:

  • IDC taxonomy definitions
  • 3rd party product catalogs of model attributes
  • IDC Tracker model lists
  • Machine learning algorithms
  • Webscraping
  • Feedback from technology analyst experts