According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall PC shipment for Q1 2016 stood at 1.99 million units i.e. a quarter on quarter decline of 20.8 percent over Q4 2015 and year on year decline of 7.8 percent over Q1 2015.
On the supply side, HP reclaimed its top spot with market share of 25.1 percent in the India PC Market. They grew by 1.2 percentage point’s quarter on quarter over Q4 2015. HP also gained back its top position in overall consumer market with a market share of 25.6 percent in Q1 2016 owing to its strong channel presence and influential online contribution.
Dell captured the second spot with a market share of 23.6 percent. The vendor declined by 11.4 percent quarter on quarter. The vendor performed exceptionally well outside large education projects & recorded a growth of 10.9 percent quarter on quarter in overall commercial category by virtue of its strong distribution & partner led business.
Lenovo took the third spot with 19.7 percent market share in the quarter. The Vendor declined quarter on quarter by 51.8 percent in commercial category, owing to lack of special projects in Q1 2016. However, the same category recorded growth of 9.5 percent year on year owing to strong Government spending & Enterprise buying.
Manish Yadav, Senior Market Analyst, Client Devices, IDC India says, The overall consumer PC market recorded 0.92 million units, a quarter on quarter decline of 16.0 percent over Q4 2015. “While the quarter started with positive sentiment, the actual buying did not keep up. However, this is quite normal during the budget announcement period and vendors are now hoping for a seasonal turnaround in Q2 2016.”
The commercial PC segment recorded 1.08 million unit shipments in Q1 2016 i.e. a 24.5 percent quarter on quarter drop against Q4 2015. “While the policy direction laid by the Government indicates a positive momentum going forward, it will be crucial to firm up the implementation strategy as well” comments Yadav.