PC market in India sees revival in Q1 2017: IDC


The traditional PC market in India has seen a revival in Q1 2017 according to a report by IDC. The firm notes that this is due to a strong notebook demand with an 8.5 percent YoY growth during the period. The report also noted the top three vendors in the country, which were HP, Dell and Lenovo respectively.

According to the latest IDC Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker May 2017, and published in a Press release by, the overall India Traditional PC shipment for Q1 2017 stood at 2.16 million units (i.e. quarter on quarter growth of 12.5 percent over Q4 2016 and year on year growth of 8.5 percent over Q1 2016).

The overall consumer PC market registered a shipment of 1.05 million units in Q1 2017, with a healthy 14.5 percent growth from the same period last year and 19.4 percent quarter on quarter growth. “Post demonetisation reform, market observed an upbeat demand owing to an optimistic shift in discretionary spending from consumers in first quarter of 2017,” says Manish Yadav, Associate Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India.

HP Inc. led the market with a 29.5% share of the overall India traditional PC market in Q1 2017. In addition to their success in the consumer segment, HP Inc. picked up some key wins and executed a few state-owned education projects along with fulfilment of projects in the banking and financial sector. This led to a 5.8% growth quarter on quarter in the overall India traditional PC market in Q1 2017.


Dell took the second spot with 22.5 percent market share in the overall India traditional PC market in Q1 2017. The vendor continues to drive new initiatives and programs to provide seamless experience of learning for students through technology. Owing to such initiatives the vendor grew by 19.9 percent quarter on quarter in overall traditional consumer PC market in Q1 2017. Simultaneously the Dell EMC merger has provided the vendor an extra space for customer expansion, which could prove to be beneficial in the near future as well.

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