PC shipments in India rose 20.5 percent year on year and 72.3 percent quarter on quarter to 3.03 million units in Q3 2017, according to research firm IDC.
Large education projects of over 10,000 units lifted the India PC market.
India’s consumer PC market rose 9.5 percent year on year and 85.4 percent quarter on quarter.
HP Inc. is the leader in the India PC market.
“It’s a proud moment for HP to have consistently sustained market leadership in the personal computing industry. We are at an exciting juncture in our journey as we reinvent ourselves on the basis of design, innovation and customer value,” said Sumeer Chandra, managing director, HP Inc. India.
Lenovo and Dell are in the second and third positions.
“Seasonality and online festive sales drove positive consumer spending throughout the quarter despite declining consumer sentiment on the back of low employment opportunities, income and price levels,” says Manish Yadav, associate research manager, Client Devices, IDC India.
India’s commercial PC market registered 1.52 million units in Q3 2017.
Large education projects improved the commercial PC market share from 45.2 percent a year ago to 50.2 percent in Q3 2017. Special education projects in states like Tamil Nadu, Assam, etc. along with pumped-up demand from SMBs after the implementation of the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) has led to growth in Q3.
HP has 31.1 percent share in Q3 2017. HP Inc. recorded 30.2 percent growth year on year due to a state-owned education project along with strong consumer demand. HP offered partner-focused, consultative training to address SMBs with new GST-ready solutions which was coupled with invoicing software by KPMG.
Lenovo has 24.1 percent market share in the PC market in Q3 2017. Lenovo’s consumer PC business grew at 30.9 percent year on year, with a focus on expanding online and modern retail channels.
Dell has slipped to third position with 20 percent market share in the India PC market in Q3 of 2017. Dell achieved 226.3 percent quarter on quarter growth in consumer segment as it rebounded from stock unavailability during the latter half of Q2 2017.
Dell’s commercial PC business in India fell 3.5 percent year on year despite spending from its key enterprise accounts along with a large number of back to back orders spilled over from the previous quarter.
IDC expects the overall India PC market in Q4 to decline due to seasonality and reduced consumer demand after the high consumer spending in Q3.
“However, going forward, the excitement around gaming PCs and price drops after GST will remain important factors for the consumer segment,” says Navkendar Singh, associate research director, IDC India.