India’s PC shipping market grew 48 percent year-on-year (YoY) in the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest report from Canalys. The report suggests that the Indian PC market, which includes desktops, notebooks and tablets, saw record shipments of 5.8 million units in the first quarter of 2022. HP maintained its lead in the overall PC category in India with more than 1.5 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2022. The supplier reportedly had a 24.9 percent market share and saw its shipments grow by 42 percent.

According to a report by Canalys, HP was the overall leader in PC shipments in India with 1.5 million units shipped. Lenovo was in second place with a market share of 19.3 percent, as it shipped 1.1 million units for the third straight quarter. Lenovo led the enterprise segment with shipment growth of 29 percent year-over-year, driven by the consistent performance of notebooks and tablets, driving shipment growth to 26 percent and 53 percent year-over-year, respectively.

Acer ranked third in the first quarter of 2022 with a 256 percent year-over-year growth in shipments, representing 1.7 times more growth than in the fourth quarter of 2021 (Q4 2021). The company also saw a 1.288 percent growth with tablet shipments of 205,000 units in the first quarter of 2022.

In fourth and fifth place were Dell and Samsung, both holding their positions with 10 percent and 7.4 percent market share respectively.

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Dell desktop shipments are up a whopping 65 percent in the first quarter of 2022. According to the report, the company has shipped more than 580,000 units. On the other hand, Samsung, a predominant tablet seller, shipped more than 433,000 units in one quarter, representing a 31 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2022.

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Meanwhile, Jash Shah, research analyst at Canalys, said of the result: “There are two main reasons for India’s phenomenal performance this quarter. First, India’s success in managing COVID-19, despite its massive population, must be recognized. While most of the world was locked down, India remained largely open to business as usual. This helped the economy pick up again, creating additional demand for PCs and other IT infrastructure. Second, India is slowly but surely creeping towards self-reliance in PC manufacturing. 18 percent of all PCs sold in India are now manufactured locally, meaning India’s vulnerability to black swan events in China is decreasing and its own need for PC consumption is increasing. While global macroeconomic events raise multiple concerns about the sustainability of this growth, India is set to remain strong in the coming quarters, despite expected weakness in other global markets.”


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