PC Market Faced the Headwinds, Grew Only by 5%: MAIT

mait25-7-13MAIT announced the findings of its Industry Performance Review for the financial year 2012-13. The annual MAIT Industry Performance Review – ITOPs, conducted by India’s leading market research firm IMRB International, is a survey of the IT hardware sector’s efforts to manage the business environment, gauge the market potential and consumer trends.

Commenting on the industry performance, J V Ramamurthy, President, MAIT, said, “The overall IT Hardware Industry scenario seems to be on a conservative side with most of the markets posting either a muted growth or decline. The year 2012-13 has been the year for Tablet PC with consumers preferring Tablet over PC as their replacement. The combination of basic functioning of a PC coupled with affordability is turning the tide favourably towards Tablet PC. That said, the SEC C Households which made a significant contribution last year for PC continues to put on a strong show registering an impressive growth of 67%. The industry is hopeful that the overall PC sales for 2013-14 will reach around 12.11 million units, registering a modest growth of 8%.

While Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said, “The overall growth of the Tablet industry is impressive, however, the decline in the growth of PC is a matter of concern which is growing by only 5% but it is also a reality. The growth of PC industry is crucial, as the country still has very low PC penetration.”

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