PC shipments dip 17% to 9.6 mn in India in 2014: IDC

PC shipments in 2014

The India PC shipments in 2014 fell 16.5 percent to 9.6 million units. HP, Dell and Lenovo are the Indian PC market leaders, said IDC.

The market declined initially in the run-up to the 16th general elections held in H1 2014. PC sales recovered in June due to pricing actions by vendors mixed with festive buying.

The consumer PC market rose 1.7 percent to 4.9 million units in 2014. “Subsiding inflation and rapid growth of online trade coupled with the introduction of sub $400 devices created just the right buzz for PC business in 2014,” said Kiran Kumar, research manager, IDC.

The commercial PC market fell 29.6 percent to 4.7 million units in 2014. “The reason for the drop was that barring fulfillments for ELCOT Phase III, the contribution of large education projects was not exciting in 2014. Enterprise users were cautiously optimistic. But BFSI started IT spending for both capacity expansion and hardware refresh,” said Manish Yadav, market analyst, IDC.

PC shipments in 2014
IDC says the Indian PC market will grow in 2015. Special education projects and improved business sentiments in the enterprise business will continue to drive commercial PC volumes in 2015. Government and government aided education buying will hold the key to growth in the commercial PC business.