Manufacturers Association for Information Technology: Yearly Review 2003-04
Personal computer sales touched 30 lakh units (3 million) in 2003-04, registering a growth of 32 per cent over the previous fiscal. PC sales are expected to cross 38 lakh (3.8 million) units this fiscal, according to the yearly review of Manufacturers Association for Information Technology (MAIT).
The domestic computer hardware market, including PCs, grew 25 per cent to $5 billion dollars [Rs 2,300 crore in 2003-04. The computer hardware exports grew marginally to $1.25 billion from $1.1 billion in 2002-03.
Market share of Indian brands during the year declined to 21 per cent from 26 per cent earlier, The MNC brands also lost two per cent market share. while the share of assembled PC segment grew to 53 per cent in 2003-04 from 46 per cent in the previous year.
PC sales, during the year, were dominated by Intel P4, accounting for 73 per cent of the market share, followed by P3 with 11 per cent market share while alternative processors like AMD and Cyrix accounted for another 14 per cent. 18 per cent of the total notebook computers sold in 2003-04 were bought by home users.