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PC sales register 34% annual growth: IDC India

Bangalore: Personal computer sales in India touched 23.7 lakh units during April-June 2010, recording a 34% year-on-year growth, consulting firm IDC India said. Sale of PCs during the period increased by 5.8% quarter-on-quarter, reports PTI.

Desktop PC sales accounted for nearly two-thirds of total PC sales at 15.6 lakh units, representing a 24% increase year-on-year. Sales of notebook computers grew at 61% year-on-year, recording 8.05 lakh shipments.

In the overall PC (notebooks and desktops combined) market, Dell emerged as the market leader for the first time with a share of 15.2%, while HP (14.3%) and Acer (11.5%) took the second and third spots, respectively, IDC India said in a statement.

In desktop PC shipments, HP retained its top position with a market share of 10.2%, followed by HCL and Acer in second and third spots, respectively during the April-June quarter.

In terms of notebook PC shipments, Dell reclaimed the top spot with a market share of 29.2% in the period, HP slipped back to the second position, while Acer was ranked at number three.

"The April-June quarter traditionally shows a small sequential dip in PC sales. The sequential growth of 6% in overall India PC shipments in 2Q 2010 points to the continuing economic revival," stated Anirban Banerjee, associate vice president, research, IDC India.

"An exciting product portfolio, strong channel support and an effective after sales service network are becoming increasingly important to sustain growth in this competitive market," said Sumanta Mukherjee, lead PC analyst, IDC India.

"Timely rollout of third generation (3G) services in the country will influence the overall PC market fortunes in the first half of 2011, especially in the mini-notebook PC and notebook PC segments," Mr Mukherjee added.
 

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