With Commercial PC Rebound, India PC Market Improves in Q2


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Total India PC shipments for the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15) stood at 2.19 million units with quarter-on-quarter growth of 1.4% and a year-on-year decline of -14.1%.

The overall consumer PC market recorded 1.15 million units, a drop of -1.3% compared to Q1 2015. "While there are signs of optimism in the market, and even as overall consumer sentiments are improving, discretionary spending levels have yet to witness a makeover," said Manish Yadav, Market Analyst, Client Devices, IDC India. "As a result, inventories continue to build up and vendors are hoping for a seasonal turnaround in Q3 2015."

The commercial PC segment recorded 1.04 million unit shipments in 2Q15, which represents 4.5% growth over the previous quarter. "Various announcements and initiatives made by the government on boosting economic growth had positive impact on the sentiments of the business community. However, in order to sustain this buoyancy, it is vital that implementation of reforms continues at a steady pace," stated Kiran Kumar, Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India.

Top 3 PC Vendor Highlights

HP:  HP retained its top spot with market share of 26.4%. HP grew by 2.6% compared to Q1 2015.Thriving on its commercial business, the vendor had the highest growth rate of 17.7% quarter on quarter owing to strong enterprise engagements and spending from SMBs, which fueled their growth in Q2 2015.

Dell:  Dell captured the second spot with a market share of 21.6%. Dell has now recorded negative growth for two quarters in a row. However, the vendor is expected to bounce back by virtue of its strong channel presence and improved partner engagements in the SMB and enterprise business.

Lenovo:  Lenovo took the third spot with 18.1% market share in the quarter. Improved focus on mid-market accounts, maintaining a balanced inventory, and expanding coverage will help them boost their overall growth in the coming quarters.

IDC India Forecast

The India PC market is looking to recuperate in due course of time. "Festive buying is expected to drive positive growth in consumer spending and the last leg of ELCOT fulfilments are expected to lead to overall growth in the PC market in the succeeding two quarters," added Kumar.

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