HP, Dell, Lenovo increase PC market share in Q4 in India

HP, Dell and Lenovo have increased their desk-based and mobile PC market share in the fourth quarter of 2013 in India. This was primarily at the expense of HCL and Acer, which lost their PC share.

HP increased PC market share to 21.3 percent in Q4 2013 from 16.8 percent from Q4 2014, Gartner said on Tuesday.

The PC market share of Dell increased to 18.6 percent from 11.2 percent.

Lenovo enhance its market share in PC sector –- including desktop PC and laptops – to 15.9 percent from 13.5 percent.

HCL is the main loser with its PC market share declining to 2.5 percent from 11.6 percent. Acer lost market share and it touched 9.2 percent against 12.5 percent.

According to Gartner, the combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India decreased 19.9 percent to 1.96 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Consumers accounted for 49 percent of total PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2013. In the absence of any government orders this quarter, the Indian PC market performed dismally, re-emphasizing the fact that with current economic sentiments and the current political scenario, enterprises are deferring their purchases.

White boxes (including parallel imports), which accounted for 44 percent of the overall desktop market, declined 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year. In the fourth quarter, mobile PCs registered a 27 percent year on year increase.

Dell increased its market share in 4Q13 due to strong growth in notebooks which increased 49 percent year over year. This growth primarily came from the consumer segment where Dell grew by 70 percent. HP’s market share in the consumer segment grew by 3 percent compared to the last quarter.

HP, Dell, Lenovo increase PC market share in Q4 in India


Table 1

India PC Market Share Estimates for Fourth Quarter of 2013 (Percentage of Shipments)

Vendors 4Q13 Market Share (%) 4Q12 Market Share (%)
HP 21.3 16.8
Dell 18.6 11.2
Lenovo 15.9 13.5
ACER 9.2 12.5
HCL 2.5 11.6
Others 32.5                                    34.4
Total 100.0 100.0

Gartner (January 2014)

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