Personal computers sales grew 18 percent last fiscal

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Sales of personal computers, including desktops and laptops, saw a 18 percent rise in the last fiscal at over 8.03 million units, an industry lobby said Wednesday.

The industry hopes that the overall PC sales will cross 9.35 million units in 2010-11, registering a 16 per cent growth.

‘The total PC sales between April 2009 and March 2010, with desktop computers, notebooks and netbooks taken together, were 8.03 million (80.3 lakh) units, registering a growth of 18 per cent over the last fiscal,’ said the Manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology (MAIT).

Individually, the sale of desktops registered a five percent growth with 5.52 million units, and notebooks and netbooks together recorded a growth of 65 percent with over 2.5 million units.

The notebook sales, which had suffered badly in the previous year made a phenomenal comeback during the year 2009-10 with a remarkable growth of 65 percent over the previous year, the release said.

‘Easing of the economic slowdown and improved sentiments among both the consumer and business segment are the reasons behind the impressive growth of the PC market, especially during the second half of the year 2009-10,’ said Ravi Aggarwal, president, MAIT.

The bi-annual industry performance review had surveyed over 15,000 respondents selected randomly across 17 cities in India.

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