According to IDC the overall India PC shipment for Q2 2015 stood at 2.19 million units i.e. a quarter on quarter growth of 1.4% over Q1 2015 and year on year drop of 14.1% over Q2 2014.
The overall consumer PC market recorded 1.15 million units, a quarter on quarter drop of 1.3% over Q1 2015. “While there are signs of optimism in the market and even as overall consumer sentiments are improving, discretionary spending levels are yet to witness a makeover, comments 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 Q2 2015 i.e. a 4.5% quarter on quarter growth against Q1 2015. “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,” comments Kiran Kumar, Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India.
Top 3 PC Vendor Highlights:
HP retained its top spot with market of 26.4% in the India PC market. They grew by 2.6% quarter on quarter over Q1 2015.Thriving high on commercial business, the vendor has recorded the highest growth rate of 17.7% quarter on quarter owing to strong enterprise engagements and spending from SMBs, which fuelled up their growth in Q2 2015.
Dell captured the second spot with a market share of 21.6%. Dell has now recorded an overall 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 SMB and enterprise business.
Lenovo took the third spot with 18.1% market share in the quarter. Improved focus on mid-market accounts, maintaining a balanced inventory health and expanding coverage will help them boost their overall growth in the coming quarters.
IDC India Forecast:
India PC market is looking to recuperate in due course of time. Festive buying is expected to drive a positive growth in consumer spending and last leg of ELCOT fulfilments are expected to lead to an overall growth in the PC market in the succeeding two quarters,” adds Kumar.