HP Inc. continued to lead the overall PC market with a share of 31.5 percent as its shipments grew by 58.7 percent YoY in CY2021
India’s PC shipments grew by 44.5% year-over-year (YoY) in 2021 (Jan-Dec), charting a strong year for the market, as per data released by IDC.
Notebooks were the volume driver with shipments reaching 11.6 million units. The desktop category, which saw a steep decline in 2020, managed a recovery with 30 percent YoY growth.
The market continued to be upbeat as the vendors collectively shipped more than 4 million PCs in 4Q21 (Oct-Dec). Remote working demand coupled with better supplies were the drivers for the market.
The desktop category continued its upward trajectory driven by demand in the Education and VLE segments, shipping more than 800k units for the first time in 8 quarters. Notebooks clocked over 3 million units for second quarter in succession.
The commercial segment posted a sharp YoY growth of 81.4 percent in 4Q21, while the consumer segment witnessed a more subdued YoY growth as vendors focused on inventory correction following a very strong 3Q21 (Jul-Sep).
HP Inc. continued to lead the overall PC market with a share of 31.5 percent as its shipments grew by 58.7 percent YoY in CY2021.
Dell Technologies secured the second position with 23.6 percent share and 47 percent YoY growth in CY2021.
Lenovo continued to hold its third position behind Dell in 4Q21 as well as CY2021 with shares of 17.4 percent and 18.4 percent respectively.
Acer Group retained the fourth position with an 8.2 percent market share in CY2021 while it held a share of 7.7 percent in 4Q21.
ASUS maintained the fifth position with a share of 4.4 percent in 4Q21 and 5.9 percent in CY2021 as it grew by 36.1 percent YoY in 2021.
“As schools and colleges continued to function remotely for a second consecutive year, the demand for a computing device became extremely important for students. Some of the students who were earlier using smartphones/tablets for their virtual classes opted for a PC for obvious benefits such as bigger screen and ease of usage” said Bharath Shenoy, Senior Market Analyst, PC Devices, IDC India.