PC Market in India declines by 20.6% in Q1 2014: Gartner

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Bangalore: The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 1.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 20.6 percent decrease over the first quarter of 2013, according to Gartner, Inc. in their report ‘Market Share: Devices, All Countries, 1Q14 Update’. In 2013 the Indian PC market had reported a decline of 19.9 percent.

“Consumers accounted for 47 percent of total PC sales in the first quarter of 2014,” said Vishal Tripathi, Principal Research Analyst at Gartner. ”In the absence of any government orders this quarter, the Indian PC market performed dismally, re-emphasizing the fact that sentiments were not very positive in the first quarter of 2014, and enterprises are deferring their purchases. However, with new government leadership, there is a positive sentiment both among and enterprises and consumers, and we expect markets to bounce back in the next two quarters.”

White boxes (including parallel imports), which accounted for 39 percent of the overall desktop market, declined 7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year. In the first quarter, mobile PCs declined 32 percent year-on-year due to a lack of government sales.

Among the major vendors, Dell led the market share estimates for first quarter of 2014 with 23% in terms of shipments, followed by HP with 20.5%, Lenovo with 13.8% and Acer with 10.7%. Other brands accounted for the remaining 32% market share.

Dell increased its market share in 1Q14 due to strong growth in notebooks which increased 43 percent year-over-year. This growth primarily came from the consumer segment where Dell grew by 44 percent.

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