India is emerging as a ray of hope for PC makers as the global sales of PCs are declining and market is recovering from last few quarters of declining sales, the traditional PC Shipment for Quarter 3 2017 is at 3.03 million units with a strong growth of 72.3 % Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) and Year-on-Year growth of 20.5% over Quarter 3 2016. i
Implementation of new Goods and Services Tax (GST), online festive offerings and season’s sale drove positive customer spending for consumer PC market. The Consumer segment accounted for 1.51 million units with a market growth of 9.5% from previous year.ii Special education projects of governments in state of Assam, Tamil Nadu, etc. supported the commercial PC market to register an upsurge from 45.2% a year ago to 50.2% in Q3 with 1.52 million units sold.
The start of year was slow as the economy was recovering from demonetization impact, still the numbers were good, 2.16 million units sold with a growth of 8.5% Year-on-Year. iiiWhile in second Quarter PC shipments declined by 18.9% (QoQ) to 1.75 million units. This decline was due to Good and Services Tax (GST). GST impact was major on consumer segment as compared to the commercial segment.iv
From last quarter (Q2 2017) notebooks have been in major demand for both commercial and consumer segment as compared to desktops. HP being the top vendor with a market share of 31.1% in Quarter 3 followed by Lenovo and dell at 24.1% and 20% market share respectively.v