Sales of personal computers in India rose 33 per cent during the first three months of this year from a year ago, spurred by consumer confidence and a revival in IT spends, research firm IDC said on Monday.
Sales of desktop computers accounted for about two-thirds of the total PC sales of 2.2 million units in the quarter, rising 18 per cent to 1.4 million units.
The high traction was attributed to spending on IT infrastructure by large and very large businesses as well as from the government. Notebook sales continued its strong momentum, climbing 72 per cent to 8.03 lakh shipments, driven primarily by a revival in demand.
"This performance underscores a more broad-based recovery in the India PC market," Anirban Banerjee, associate vice president, research, at IDC India said in a note.
The consumer segment saw PC sales jump 42 per cent in the quarter, while shipments to the commercial segment rose 28 per cent, IDC, a leading technology consultancy and think tank, said.
For the fiscal year ended March, computer sales revived to record a 7.6 per cent rise, from a 8.1 per cent decline a year earlier, it added.