India PC market reaches 2.51 mn units in Q3 2016

The India PC market during Q3 2016 reached 2.51 million units with quarterly growth of 17.3 percent and yearly decline of 22.5 percent, says IDC.

The consumer PC market recorded 1.37 million units, with quarterly growth of 31 percent.

The commercial PC segment recorded 1.13 million unit in Q3 2016 with 4.1 percent quarterly increase.
HP is the leader in the Indian PC market with a share of 28.8 percent. HP grew by 18.9 percent quarter on quarter due to the partial execution of state owned education project. HP also gained from presence in large format retail and online space during festive season. During back to college season, HP recorded 20 percent growth in consumer PC market in Q3 2016.

Dell is the second largest PC maker in India with a market share of 24.1 percent. Dell grew by 27.6 percent quarter on quarter. Dell benefited from improved channel engagement, while new opportunities on AMD platform drove additional business for Dell. Back to college season and exciting offers assisted Dell to liquidate its channel inventory in Q3 2016.

Lenovo took the third spot in the Indian PC market with a 17.5 percent market share in the third quarter. Lenovo grew by 27.3 percent quarter on quarter Lenovo gained after the changes in management and improving partner engagement. Lenovo achieved 10.1 percent growth in Indian commercial PC market.

IDC anticipates seasonality to impact the consumer PC market and currency demonetisation adding to the worse. Commercial PC spending is anticipated to drive PC market momentum owing to the execution of state owned education projects.

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