PC sales to touch 20 lakh in India

By : |January 11, 2003 0

BANGALORE: MAIT, in its latest findings of the Industry performance review for the first-half of 2002-03,has said that desktop PC market has grossed 9.5 lakh units. This represents a growth of 18 percent over the same period in the previous year and a growth of 10 percent in comparison to the corresponding second half of 2001-02.

With the buying sentiment in the market now improving, MAIT has revised its PC sales projections for FY 2002-03 from earlier 15 percent to 20 percent. PC sales in 2003 are expected to cross 2 million units. Last year , 1.67 million units of PCs were sold in India.

Assembled PCs accounted for 48 percent of the PC sales in H1/2002-03. The proportion of assembled PC sales grew from 44 percent in the same period, the previous year. Indian brands accounted for 22 percent of the market. The share of the Indian brands in H1/2001-02 was 20 percent. However, MNC brands registered a fall in their market share from earlier 36 percent in the first half of 2001-02, to 30 percent -registering a decline of one percent in absolute sales.

In processor configuration, PC sales in H1/ 2002-03 were lead by Intel P-4, which accounted for 51 percent of the market share, followed by P-III accounting for 36 percent. AMD, Cyrix and other processors accounted for another 10 percent.Other processors are gradually garnering market share, reflecting the need for low-cost computing solutions, informed the media statement from MAIT.

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