This is a bad news for PC market as a whole because the sales continues to decline in India, which is one of the largest developing economies. According to the International Data Corporation. the overall India PC shipments for Q1 2014 stood at 2.03 million units, representing a year-on-year drop of -25.2% over Q1 2013.
The overall Commercial PC segment recorded a total shipments of 1.02 million units, showing a marginal increase of 4.1% sequentially over Q4 2013. Kiran Kumar, Research Manager of Client Devices at IDC India comments, “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.”
On the other hand, the overall Consumer PC shipments stood at 1.01 million units in Q1 2014, representing a drop of -4.3% 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,” adds Kumar.
Among the OEMs, Dell took early lead in 2014 and achieved a market share of 23.1%, followed by HP, Lenovo and others.