Gartner Says India PC Market Declined 20.6 Percent In The First Quarter Of 2014

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.

“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.

Dell increased its market share in 1Q14 (see Table 1) 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.

Table 1

India PC Market Share Estimates for First Quarter of 2014 (Percentage of Shipments)

Vendors

1Q14 Market Share (%)

1Q13 Market Share (%)

Dell

23.0

14.4

HP

20.5

23.3

Lenovo

13.8

12.3

ACER

10.7

13.0

Others

32.0

37.0

Total

100.0

100.0

Gartner (June 2014)

Additional information is available in the Gartner report ” Market Share: Devices, All Countries, 1Q14 Update”. The report is available on Gartner’s website at http://www.gartner.com/document/2749317

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