According to new records from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, the Indian traditional PC market, which includes desktops, notebooks, and workstations, delivered one more solid quarter (Apr.–Jun. 2022), carrying over 3.7 million units with a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 17.8%. Earlier, global PC shipments declined 15.3% YoY in Q2 2022.
Spillover orders from the previous quarter boosted the government segment, but other segments are weakening, and channel inventory is rising. While notebooks remained the volume leader with 2.6 million units, their growth rate slowed to 7.3% YoY from nearly 30% YoY in the past three quarters. The desktop category shipped over a million units for a second straight quarter.
Demand for PCs was strong through April, but it declined as universities reopened in 3Q22. Due to order delays, the enterprise segment grew by 14.9%, which was slower than the growth in the previous three quarters. Similar to SMB growth, channel inventories increased as demand slowed.
Top 5 Company Highlights: 2Q22
- HP shipped 1.15 million units and led the PC market with a 30.8% share in 2Q22. Its consumer share declined somewhat, but it remained the leader of the segment.
- In 2Q22, Dell Technologies remained second behind HP with a 21.6% market share and a 15.2% YoY increase. While it maintained a 27.1% share of the commercial market, its consumer performance dipped. With a 39.7% market share and demand from all over the world, the company ruled the market for business laptops.
- Lenovo remained third behind Dell in 2Q22 with 19.6%. The vendor’s consumer segment expanded 38.8% YoY, but its commercial business slowed due to late orders. The vendor grew 51.8% YoY in the SME segment, second only to HP.
- Acer Group has been losing ground, yet it still had 8.9% of the market in 2Q22. It grew 66.7% YoY on commercial desktops. The company ranked sixth in the consumer segment, after Apple, with 3.8%.
- ASUS expanded 53.3% YoY in 2Q22 to maintain fifth place with a 6.1% market share. The offline growth has helped the brand grow in the consumer market by more than 50% year over year for two straight quarters.