Helped by improved business sentiment after general elections, PC shipments in the country grew by 5.8 percent to about 2.67 million units during the quarter ended September 30, compared to the previous three months, research firm IDC said.
The first quarter of 2014 has started a poor note for the domestic PC market- both desk as well as mobile based computers- as sales plunged 20.6 percent to 1.9 million units over the same period last year.
Amid a slack in demand due to weak economic growth, PC sales in India grew by 4.8 percent annually last year to 11.5 million units on the back of special projects by various state governments, research firm IDC said Tuesday.
PC sales are expected to face yet another challenging year during 2014 because of pressures from devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as spill-over of economic and political uncertainties of last year, research firm IDC said.
PC shipments in Asia Pacific (APAC) fell by over 11 percent to 28.1 million units in the July-September quarter this year due to currency volatilities, especially in India and Indonesia, research firm Gartner said.
“The overall IT hardware industry scenario seems to be on a conservative side with most of the markets posting either a muted growth or decline. The year 2012-13 has been the year for tablet PC with consumers preferring tablet over PC as their replacement.
Asia Pacific PC market reported tepid sales in April-June 2013 due to a slowing economy in China pulling the entire region down despite growth in India that saw shipments for a large education notebook project.