Desktop PC shipment shoots up in Indonesia

Infotech Lead Asia: During April to September 2012, Indonesia has spent $557 million to buy 1150,000 units of IT hardware.

According to Gfk Indonesia reports, among the four major IT product groups desktop PCs, laptops, printers and monitors, the corporate demand was high on desktop PCs.

The PC sales amounted to 460,500 in sales volume which is more than $300 million during the tracking conducted by Gfk Indonesia.

On the contrary, a Gartner report said worldwide PC shipment in the third quarter of this year declined 8 percent as compared to the same period previous year.

“A continuing slowdown in consumer PC shipments played a big part in the overall PC market decline,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. “The third quarter was also a transitional quarter before Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system release, so shipments were less vigorous as vendors and their channel partners liquidated inventory”.

It is the aggressive pricing policy in the professional market that boosted Lenovo to acquire the leading position in PC shipments. Lenovo’s stake in the market is 15.7 percent where as HP has a share of 15.5 percent in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, Indian PC shipment market grew 4.9 percent to 2.99 million units in JAS quarter of this year compared to previous quarter, according to IDC. This hike has been driven by the demands in notebook.

However, PC shipments declined 5.4 percent y-o-y.

“Consumer demand for notebooks is emerging as the sole bright spot in the India PC market, even as the commercial PC market continues to be bucked down by economic slowdown,” said IDC senior analyst Kiran Kumar.

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