The India PC market rose 18.1 percent to 11 million units in 2019, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC).
2019 also turned out to be the biggest year for PC shipments in the last six years. The growth was largely driven by the government-driven education projects and upgrade purchases for Microsoft Windows 10.
The India PC market grew 16.5 percent to 2.3 million shipments in Q4, primarily driven by 26.5 percent growth in the commercial segment. Consumer PC business grew 4.6 percent to 950 thousand units.
India’s notebook PC market has achieved 67.7 percent category share in 2019. The desktop PC category increased 5.7 percent largely driven by the refresh buying from banking and financial institutions and achieved 30.7 percent category share in 2019.
Shortage in availability of Intel’s CPU provided room for AMD to enter certain segments and helped vendors to fill the gaps to some extent. Intel remains a leading processor brand with a 70.8 percent share in the India PC category.
HP has regained the top position in Q4 as its shipments grew 8.6 percent from the same time a year ago. However, HP remained in the second position for the overall year. HP’s PC unit grew driven by the fulfilment of few education deals and strong growth in the enterprise segment.
Lenovo slipped to second position in Q4 but remains the leader for the overall year. Lenovo’s commercial PC segment grew 32.1 percent and the consumer segment witnessed 13.5 percent annual growth in the last quarter of the year, resulting in the annual growth in all four quarters of the year for the vendor.
Dell Technologies maintained its third position in Q4. Dell registered strong growth in the commercial PC segment driven by refresh orders from its global accounts and steady growth in the mid-market segment. Dell’s struggle continues in the consumer PC business as its shipments remain flattish in Q4.