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Personal computer segment grows 5.8 percent in Q3 2014: IDC

Personal computer segment grows 5.8 percent in Q3 2014: IDC

New Delhi: The overall personal computer (PC) shipment for the third quarter of 2014 (July-September) in India stood at 2.67 million units with a quarter-on-quarter growth of 5.8 percent over April-June 2014, the latest data from global research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) indicated.

The commercial PC market in the third quarter of 2014 recorded 1.29 million units registering a 4.7 percent decline quarter-on-quarter.

"Business confidence post election have shot up considerably and a slew of policy measures announced by the government has further provided an impetus to the overall growth in Q3," an IDC statement said here Monday.

The overall consumer PC market recorded 1.37 million units, a quarter-on-quarter growth of 18.1 percent over Q2 2014.

"Uptake of affordable PC segment (sub $400 portable PCs) along with seasonal demand owing to the festive season resulted in a sharp improvement in Q3," Manish Yadav, market analyst, client devices, IDC India said.

The top three PC vendors in India were HP, Dell and Lenovo.

IDC anticipates a demand fallout in fourth quarter (October-December) of 2014 in the consumer PC business.

"Q4 is usually hit by a post festive syndrome and 2014 would be no different. Also, protests by the channel community across various parts of India against predatory pricing by e-tailers is adding to the woes in the PC market. We expect the sequential fallout in the consumer business to be in the range of 15-20 percent," Kiran Kumar, research manager, client devices, IDC India said.

Commercial business, on the other hand, is expected to maintain its momentum over the next few quarters driven by a healthy demand in government and public education segments.

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