Indian PC market sees desktop decline -

The desktop PC market showed signs of decline in India, with the market dropping by 6.5 percent at the end of 2011.

With a total of 2.5 million units in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a Gartner report,sales were, in part, affected by the Thai floods, which led to a hard disk drive shortage.  This contributed to a massive 18 percent year on year decrease for desktops.

White boxes, which previously accounted for 45 percent of the desktop market were down to 32 percent compared to the same point last year.

The popularity of the mobile PC market was not enough to stop a drop in the overall PC market.   This is despite a 12 percent increase year on year – further proof of a shift away from the traditional desktop.

Fast growing Chinese PC maker Lenovo was able to capitalise on growth that was to be had in the market – jumping 28 percent.  Meanwhile Delll recorded 11 percent growth in the fourth quarter.

HP saw a 26 percent decrease  compared to the preceding year.

Shipments from the multinational top four vendors – also including Acer – accounted for the lion’s share of the market, with 53.1 percent.   This meant a decline for local vendor HCL which saw a 53.1 percent decline to 5.5 percent of the market.

 

Table 1: India PC Market Share Estimates for Fourth Quarter of 2011 (Percentage of Shipments)

Vendors

 4Q11 Market Share (%)

 4Q10 Market Share (%)

Dell

15.5

13.0

Lenovo

13.1

9.6

HP

12.4

15.8

Acer

12.1

10.7

HCL

5.5

7.8

Others

41.4

43.1

Total

100.0

100.0

Gartner (February 2012)