Despite a sharp decline in the fourth quarter of 2022, the past year was successful for the Indian PC and tablet market (desktop, notebook and tablet), with shipments growing 5 percent to 19.6 million units, a new report says.
While notebook shipments fell 7 percent to 11 million units, desktop and tablet shipments are expected to grow 37 percent and 21 percent to 3.2 million and 5.4 million units, respectively, in 2022, reports market research firm Canalys.
HP led the Indian PC (excluding tablets) market, with over 30 per cent market share in both Q4 and full year 2022. Lenovo grabbed the second spot but faced a huge shipment decline of 31 percent in Q4 of 2022. However, total 2022 to 2021 shipments for Lenovo were up 3 percent, fueled by an uptick in its commercial business.
Dell and Acer took the third and fourth spots respectively, while Apple overtook Asus to take the final spot in the top five in Q4 2022.
The report states that in the fourth quarter of 2022, Apple has overtaken Samsung to take the lead in the Indian tablet market.
“Indian consumers spent on devices in the first half of 2022, but demand eased sharply, leaving the holiday season vulnerable for vendors and retailers,” said analyst Ashvij Aithal.
Looking ahead, Canalys estimates that PC and tablet shipments in India will fall 6 percent to 18 million units in 2023. This represents a small decline compared to the global market, which is expected to contract by 9 per cent. While the weakness in the global economy will affect India this year, the GDP growth forecast for the country will remain relatively positive compared to other major markets.
“Education will be an important segment for PCs and tablets in India this year and beyond,” Aithal said.
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