India Business
Computer sales zoom in third quarter of 2006-07
May 1, 2007 - 5:33:20 PM

New Delhi, May 1 - Sale of personal computers - in India grew 28 percent in the third quarter of 2006-07 as compared to the corresponding period in the previous year with 1.3 million units sold between October-December 2006, a leading IT hardware and training body said Tuesday.

Sale of notebooks and laptops also soared during the period, registering a growth of 56 percent as against last year, while sales of desktop grew by 24 percent, said a statement by the Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology -.

According to MAIT, this growth is driven by increased demand by various households and industry verticals such as telecom, banking and financial services, manufacturing and IT-enabled services.

Demand also surged in other sectors such as small and medium enterprises -, education and retail among others.

'The growth of IT consumption in the country is making India an attractive destination for manufacturing investments,' said Vinnie Mehta, executive director, MAIT.

Growth was also noticed in printers as laser printers grew by 45 percent and inkjet by 30 percent.

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