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BPOs push up PC sales

Telecom, banking and financial services, manufacturing, retail, BPO/IT companies push up PC sales.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 16:24 IST

Personal computer sales recorded a 36 per cent growth in the first half of the current fiscal, touching 23.4 lakh units over the same period a year ago on the back of strong corporate consumption and lower entry price.

Encouraged by the trends, the industry association MAIT has upped the projection for 2005-06 to 47 lakh units from the earlier 42.5 lakh units. The sub-Rs 10,000 PCs, which made their debut in H1, saw upto 10,000 units being sold, MAIT said.

"The big growth in PC sales can be attributed to increased consumption by industry verticals like telecom, banking and financial services, manufacturing, retail, BPO/IT companies. The southward trend in pricing including sub Rs 10,000 PCs added to it," Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, MAIT said.

He, however, added that industry needed to focus its attention on on localisation and creating value-for-money solutions for price sensitive segments like home which has witnessed a slowdown in buying sentiments.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 16:24 IST