Laptops dominate Indian IT mart

Laptops continue to dominate the Indian information technology market as an industry performance review findings indicate the growth in the sales of the notebooks by 26 percent in 2011-12.

The total personal computer sales between April 2011 and March 2012, with desktop computers, notebooks and netbooks taken together, were 10.8 million units, registering a growth of 16 per cent over the last fiscal.

“Notebooks recorded a consumption of 3.7 million units, growing 26% over the last year. The sales of desktops stood at 6.7 million units registering a growth of 11 per cent,” Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT) said releasing its report here on Tuesday.

The Notebook and Netbook combined sales, which posted a growth, last year (31 per cent), posted a healthy growth of 22 per cent this year despite the rising inflation. This growth was primarily driven by the household segment, which accounted for about 58 per cent of the total Notebook sales and registered a growth of 26 per cent during 2011-12 over the previous year.

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