India PC shipments drop below 5 million for first time in four quarters: report | Tech Rasta


new delhi : Indian PC shipments grew 12% in the June quarter. Although the number of units shipped during the quarter fell below the 5 million mark for the first time in four quarters. The latest report by market researcher Canalys released Monday. A total of 4.6 million PCs, including laptops, desktops and tablets were shipped during the quarter.

With 2.6 million laptops, laptops accounted for less than half of PC shipments, however, up just 2% year over year (YoY) as consumer demand declined due to school reopening. Tablet shipments continued to grow slightly by 9% YoY to 1.1 million units. Desktop shipments soared an unprecedented 70% YoY at 900,000 units during the quarter.

The sharp decline in the consumer market ended seven consecutive quarters of record expansion, said Ashweej Aithal, an analyst at Canalys.

Aithal said laptops accounted for 61% of the market in the June quarter of last year, however, dropping to 48 percent this year. with shipments of both types down 23% and 11% respectively,” he added.

meanwhile The commercial segment grew 50% YoY and now accounts for 52% of the overall PC market. Aithal focuses on expanding local manufacturing by PC vendors to qualify for government contracts for PCs.

For example, HP expands notebook production locally. which helps to get orders from the government Similarly, Acer has partnered with contract manufacturer Dixon Technologies, and Lenovo is strengthening its local tablet and notebook supply with a third production line, Aithal said.

in terms of market share HP is the leading PC vendor with a 25% market share of 1.1 million units shipped. “aggressive retail expansion” across the country

Lenovo, with 21.1% market share and 973,000 unit shipments, is again the second leading vendor. Dell, Acer and Samsung are the three other leading brands in the top five with 11.5% market share, 11.3% and 5.8% respectively

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