Worldwide PC shipment decline continued in 2016 Q1: IDC

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The overall PC shipment for the first quarter of 2016 stood at 1.99 million units — registering a decline of 20.8 percent (quarter on quarter) over Q4 2015 and decline of 7.8 percent over Q1 2015 (year on year), the market intelligence and advisory services International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Thursday.

The commercial PC segment recorded 1.08 million unit shipments in Q1 2016 — a 24.5 percent drop against Q4 2015 (quarter on quarter).

HP Inc. reclaimed top spot with market share of 25.1 percent in the Indian PC market. HP also gained back its top position in overall consumer market with a market share of 25.6 percent in Q1 2016 owing to its strong channel presence and influential online contribution.

Dell captured the second spot with a market share of 23.6 percent. It declined by 11.4 percent quarter on quarter.

The company performed exceptionally well outside the large education projects and recorded a growth of 10.9 percent quarter on quarter growth in overall commercial category by virtue of its strong distribution and partner-led business, the report added.

Lenovo took the third spot with 19.7 percent market share in the quarter.

“Indian PC market will be looking to revive in due course of time,” the IDC report added.

–IANS

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