India's PC and tablet market poised for 11% growth in 2024 – Canalys

Growth was largely fueled by a 37% surge in tablet shipments, totaling 1.3 million units. #pressrelease

June 25, 2024

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In Q1 2024, the Indian PC market, encompassing desktops, notebooks and tablets, experienced 9% year-on-year growth, with total shipments reaching 4.3 million units. This growth was largely fueled by a 37% surge in tablet shipments, totaling 1.3 million units. Desktops saw a more moderate increase of 9%, with 938,000 units shipped, whereas notebook shipments declined by 4%, falling to 2.0 million units. The positive start to the year bodes well for extended strong recovery, with PC and tablet shipments to India set to grow 11% in 2024 and a further 15% in 2025, according to the latest Canalys forecast.

The Indian PC market (excluding tablets) remained relatively flat as vendors focused on clearing excess inventory and normalizing stock levels. The commercial segment was bolstered by government tenders that were expedited ahead of the elections, while the SMB sector saw growth due to a few deals closing at the end of the quarter. However, the consumer segment struggled with high inventory levels and delayed shipments. In contrast, the tablet market experienced robust growth, driven mainly by education demand. The long-awaited tender from the state of Uttar Pradesh saw partial fulfillment, with Samsung and Acer meeting most of its demands.

Looking ahead, Canalys forecasts 11% growth in 2024 and 15% in 2025 for India's PC and tablet market, with healthy demand expected across all end-user segments.

The consumer PC market will also see a boost as devices purchased during the pandemic will soon need refreshing – presenting an opportunity for upgrades.

Local manufacturing has been a focal point in India for over a year, with major players actively collaborating with Production Linked Incentive (PLI) approved OEM partners.

Read the full press release here.


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