Personal computer market down in India: Report

Desktop, laptop and tablet sales in the country stood at 2.2 million in Q2 of 2015, down 13 per cent on a year-on-year basis. This information came from a report released by the research company Gartner.

US-based Hewlett Paycard (HP) continues to top the chart with a market share of 26.3 per cent. The company’s sales, however, were down 6.1 per cent. The company has a market share of 29.4 per cent in the second half of 2014.

“Consumer purchases account for 48 percent of this market,” said Vishal Tripathi, director of research at Gartner.

“The Indian PC market weakened due to muted industry demand in the quarter under review. This again shows that the business environment has been weak in Q2 of 2015,” he said.

Lenovo’s market share increased from 14 per cent to 18.1 per cent in the quarter under review. Dell’s market share grew by 2.7 percent in the last one year, while that of Acer declined by 3.1 percent.

The share of assembled PCs declined by 7 per cent to 44 per cent during this period. The laptop market declined by 18 per cent during this period.

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