IDC says PC shipments on the rise

Q.  PC shipments in India witnessed what percentage of growth in September 2017 quarter as against the year ago?
- Published on 17 Nov 17

a. 20.5%
b. 19.5%
c. 20%
d. 50%

ANSWER: 20.5%
IDC says PC shipments on the rise PC shipments in India witnessed 20.5 per cent growth in September 2017 quarter over the year- ago period to 3.03 million units, helped by strong consumer demand and special projects, research firm IDC indicated, between July and September, registering a strong quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) growth of 72.3% and year-on-year (y-o-y) growth of 20.5%.

This comes as a big surprise, after the struggles of the PC makers in the June quarter, when shipments fell by 18.9% (q-o-q) and by 18% (y-o-y), with only 1.75 million units shipped in that quarter.

IDC analysts believe the PC OEMs are likely to hit the wall again in Q4 2017.

The India PC market in the December quarter is expected to decline due to seasonality and reduced consumer demand after the high consumer spending in the September quarter.

However, going forward, the excitement around gaming PCs and price drops after GST (goods and services tax) will remain important factors for the consumer segment.

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