Macworld UK reports that Apple’s year-over-year sales increased 17.1 percent in Europe in the third quarter of 2003. “Apple is the ninth highest-selling EMEA (Europe, Middle East and African) computer manufacturer, with 1.5 per cent of the market. Total third-quarter shipments in Europe reached 158,000 units, for a year-on-year growth of 17.1 per cent… Apple saw 18 percent growth in notebooks year-on-year — below the EMEA average.”