Indian PC shipments cross 12 m mark

New Delhi, Nov 16 | Updated: Nov 17 2005, 08:13am hrs
The Indian PC market grew by 32% in Q3 2005 to 12 lakh units, surpassing its record of 10.5 million PC shipments, last quarter, according to research and analyst firm IDC. HP and HCL have emerged as the leaders in commercial and consumer desktop PC markets, respectively. As compared to previous quarter the growth in consumer desktop was 18%, commercial desktop was 1% and notebook computers was 50%. As compared to last year, notebook shipments increased by 176%. In the overall client PC (notebooks and desktops) market, HP retained the top slot with a market share of 19%, followed by HCL at 13%, and Lenovo at 9% in terms of unit shipments.

In commercial desktop category, HP topped the list, followed by HCL and Lenovo. In notebook category, all the top three positions were held by MNCs. HP bagged the top spot with a market share of 42% followed by Lenovo(18%) and Acer(15%).

As compared to the April-June 2005, the growth in July-September, this year was 11%, according to IDCs India quarterly PC market tracker programme.

The consumer desktop market grew by 40%, while the commercial desktop shipments were up 13%. On the commercial desktop front, all the major vendors revealed an enhanced focus on the SBM market.