India PC market sluggish in Q1

IDCThe India PC market continued to slide in Q1, largely due to poor end-user demand, according to IDC. Overall PC shipment was 2.03 million units, representing a year-on-year drop of 25.2 percent over Q1 2013.

The Commercial PC segment accounted for 1.02 million units, showing a marginal increase of 4.1 percent sequentially over Q4 2013.

“The overall Commercial PC market showed first signs of improvement over the last 9-10 months as investment activities have improved in the banking and government verticals. Vendors are optimistic about the overall market sentiments and believe it will pick up gradually among other verticals too in the course of 2014,” said Kiran Kumar, Research Manager of Client Devices at IDC India.

On the other  hand, Consumer PC shipment stood at 1.01 million units, representing a drop of 4.3 percent sequentially over Q4 2013. “Consumer’s sentiments  plummeted further due to high inflation and soaring prices owing to rupee fluctuations. Concerns over the economic conditions remained a key drag and Q1 was no different,” said Kumar.


In terms of vendor share, Dell garnered a market share of 23.1 percent while HP came in second with 20.4 percent. Lenovo was third with 14.9 percent.

IDC India anticipates the overall sentiments to get a boost amid hopes of a business-friendly and stable administration in the centre. Business optimism has climbed to its highest since the last three to four years and is expected to restore volume growth in the PC market over the next 12 months.



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