A research firm Gartner found that PC shipments in India were totalled approximately up to two million units in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016. The report showed that there was around 7.4% decrease over the Q1 of 2015.
“Consumers accounted for 45 per cent of total PC sales in the first quarter of 2016, down from 48 per cent in the first quarter of 2015,” said Vishal Tripathi, Research Director at Gartner.
He noted that there was decrease in both enterprise and consumer segments in purchasing in the Q1 of 2016. As the Q1 is the completion of the financial year, for few of the companies there were some expectations that companies would exhaust their budgets. However, there was no big impact on the PC market and the market still continues to face the challenging time.
According to the report, the white boxes, which also includes parallel imports were accounted for 28% when considering the overall desktop market. This report showed 6% decline in the Q1 of 2016 when considering the same period in 2015. In the Q1, mobile PCs declined by 13% year over year because of the lack of purchases of consumers.
During the 1st quarter of this year, PC vendors had excess inventory which was carried forward from the 4th quarter of 2015. Analysts from Gartner believed that the inventory would be carried forward into the 2nd quarter of 2016.
Last year, there was a marginal decline in market share from 25.8% to 25%. But American manufacturer of computer services HP stood at the top position in PC shipments in India in the reported quarter. Hence, Gartner attributed HP company the leadership position for its strong brand presence in channels and online consumer purchases.
While Acer managed to show the growth of the market share up to 12.2% from 10.5% during the period under review. But still it unable to take over Dell(23.5%) and Lenovo(19.4%).