DQW News Bureau New Delhi, Sep 26
Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT)
announced the findings of its Quarterly Industry Performance Review for the
quarter April-June of fiscal 2007-08. PC sales including desktops and laptops
crossed 17 lakh units. As strong macroeconomic conditions and upbeat market
sentiment continue, sales in the second quarter are expected to be buoyant. The
desktop sales in FY 2007-08 are expected to cross 62.5 lakh units.
Commenting on the findings of the study, Vinnie Mehta, Executive
Director, MAIT said, "Apart from these traditional sectors, high
consumption was also witnessed in SMEs, education, retail and other
computer-centric small enterprises. In addition, the trend of increased PC
purchase in households, smaller towns and cities as witnessed over the last few
quarters, continued to be steadfast."
|Quarterly PC sales Q3
2005-06 to Q1 2007-08
|As per the MAIT-IMRB study,
assembled PCs accounted for 40 percent of the PC sales in Q1 2007-08,
while the proportion of the branded PCs was 60 percent. MNC brands
accounted for 39 percent of the market while the Indian brands accounted
for the rest 21 percent
Elaborating on the performance of some key verticals he added,
"An interesting feature during the quarter has been the resurgence of the
home market. In fact, other than Delhi and Mumbai, PC consumption in households
exceeded that in the enterprise segment. The education vertical is emerging as
another key driver for PC consumption in the country. Further, while IT
consumption in the retail sector is becoming vibrant, a large majority of the
market remains to be tapped."
The desktop market grossed 14 lakh units in Q1 2007-08, a growth
of 38 percent over Q1 2006-07 (YoY). However, this is 20 percent lower than the
sales in Q4 2006-07. This is owing to the sales peak in the last quarter of the
In the desktop market, banks, financial institutions, insurance
companies, educational institutes, IT sector and IT related companies in the
business segment were primarily the lead consumers; while in the household
segment, reduced prices coupled with applications for 'entertainment' and
'education' have fuelled the market.
Notebook sales touched 3,67,000 units recording 104 percent YoY
growth and 63 percent sequential growth. The high growth in notebook consumption
can be attributed to the drop in notebook prices and the additional benefit of
mobility and space management.