Lenovo’s personal computer sales in the U.S. soared 69 percent in November compared to a year ago, according to a report from NPD Group.

The Xinhua Chinese news agency and 24/7 Wall Street blog cited the report in stories published Tuesday.

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) sales also surged, NPD said.

However, sales for the overall PC industry were down 6 percent from the same time period in 2009.

Three recent reports by analysts firms have all said Lenovo has improved its global market share to more than 10 percent in recent months. (Read details here.)

Lenovo maintains its headquarters in Morrisville, but most of its sales and operations are in China. Lenovo bought IBM’s PC division five years ago.

So far, 2010 has been a year of strong growth for Lenovo, which shuffled its management and product lineup.

The sales jump in the U.S. came even though Lenovo has made clear this year that its concentration is on emerging rather than mature markets such as the U.S. and Europe.

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