The total PC sales between April 2012 and March 2013, including desktop computers, notebooks and netbooks were at 11.31 million, registering a growth of 5% Year on Year (YoY). Comparatively, 1.9 million tablet units were sold in the year 2012-13 , registering a 424% growth YoY (small base), according to a report by Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT).
Other highlights from the study
– Internet penetration in the 22 cities was 65% among businesses and 35% among households. The report does not mention the 22 cities it surveyed.
– Desktop sales stood at 6.77 million (67.7 lakh) units registering a growth of 1%. Notebooks and Netbooks together recorded a consumption of 4.41 million (44.1 lakh) units, growing 10% over the last year.
– Notebook sales grew by 10% YoY compared to 22% growth it registered last year. The report states that the growth was driven by house hold segment that accounted for 61% of the total Notebook sales, up from 14% growth rate it registered the previous year.
– For the Notebook market, smaller cities and towns contributed around 29% of the notebook sales, registering a 90% growth YoY. Sec A (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata) and Sec B (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune) registered a growth of mere 1% and 5% YoY.
– Around 0.96 lakh Netbook units were sold between April 2012 and March 2013, registering a decline of 68% over the previous year. The study attributes this decline to negative growth in house hold segment (74%) and business segment (64%).
– The study claims that the desktop market grew at 14% over the previous year. Household segment has been the driving force with 59% contribution in the desktop segment for the year 2012-13, up from 53% it contributed in 2011-12.
– Active Internet entities were at 17.6 million in March 2013, up 11% YoY.
– Dial up contributed around 38% of the total Internet connections, broadband contribution was at mere 22%. Leased lines and data card contribution was at 20% and 17% respectively.
Methodology: The company claims that study is based on over 15,000 face-to-face interviews with end-users spread over 17 cities, with data projected to the ‘all India urban market’.
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