PC sales rise 33% in Jan-March: IDC

PC sales rise 33% in Jan-March: IDC

Mumbai: Sales of personal computers (PCs) in India rose 33% during the first three months of this year from a eyar ago, spurred by consumer confidence and a revival in IT spends, research firm IDC said on 24 May.

Sales of desktop computers, which accounted for about two-thirds of the total PC sales of 2.2 million units in the quarter, rose 18% to 1.4 million units.

Notebook computer sales surged 72% to 803,000 units.

“This performance underscores a more broad-based recovery in the India PC market," Anirban Banerjee, associate vice president, research, at IDC India said in a note.

The consumer segment saw PC sales jump 42% in the quarter, while shipments to the commercial segment rose 28%, IDC said.

For the fiscal year ended March, computer sales revived to record a 7.6% rise, from a 8.1% decline a year earlier, IDC added.

Hewlett-Packard held on to its top slot in the overall PC market with a market share of 16.5%, followed by Dell Inc and Acer with 13.6% and 13% market share respectively.