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February 20, 2012

Indian PC Market declines 6% in Q4,2011 as MNC's dominate 53%


Table 1: India PC Market Share Estimates for Fourth Quarter of 2011 (Percentage of Shipments)


Vendors

 4Q11 Market Share (%)
 4Q10 Market Share (%)
Dell
15.5
13.0
Lenovo
13.1
9.6
HP
12.4
15.8
Acer
12.1
10.7
HCL
5.5
7.8
Others
41.4
43.1
Total
100.0
100.0


Gartner (February 2012)


Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile Vendor (Beta) Market Share


The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 6.5 per cent decrease from the fourth quarter of 2010, according to Gartner, Inc.

“The hard-disk drive (HDD) shortage due to the floods in Thailand significantly impacted the desktop market which declined 18 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2011,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. 

White boxes (including parallel import), accounted for 45% of the overall desktop market, showing  a 32% decline in the quarter compared to Q4 2010. Mobile PCs, with a 12 % increase from the fourth quarter of 2010, were able to stop a further decline of the PC market.

In the fourth quarter of 2011, Lenovo and Dell recorded 28 percent and 11 percent growth respectively, while HP declined 26 percent compared to fourth quarter of 2010. 

Multinational brands contributed more than half of the total PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 with shipments from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, the top 4 vendors, representing 53.1 percent of the market (see Table 1). Local vendor HCL accounted for 5.5 percent of PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011, with 34 percent year-on-year decline from the fourth quarter of 2010.