Computer sales rise 30 percent in FY06

By agencies   |   Monday, 22 May 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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MUMBAI: Market tracking agency, IDC today said that computer sales in India rose 30 percent in the year ended March 2006, helped by brisk demand specially from government and mid size business segments.

More than 4.6 million units were sold during the period, IDC said in a survey. Piyush Pushkal, IDC analyst says, "For the large corporate segment, it was business as usual, but it was the government and medium business segments which contributed significantly to this market performance.”

Among sellers of branded computers, HP emerged the leader with a total market share of 18 percent, followed by homegrown brand HCL Infosystems Ltd. with 14 percent and Chinese giant Lenovo with 9 percent.

For years, computer usage in India had remained low but falling prices and improving incomes have recently led to surge in demand. The country is estimated to have about 17 computers for every 1,000 people.

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