The Indian Personal Computer market fell by almost 20% to 1.96 million units for the December quarter compared to the corresponding quarter last year, as government and enterprises orders declined, according to a report published by research firm, Gartner.

“Consumers accounted for 49 percent of total PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2013,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. "In the absence of any government orders this quarter, the Indian PC market performed dismally, re-emphasizing the fact that with current economic sentiments and the current political scenario, enterprises are deferring their purchases.”

White boxes (including parallel imports), which accounted for 44% of the overall desktop market, declined 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year.

In the fourth quarter, mobile PCs registered a 27% year on year increase.

Dell increased its market share in the December 2013 quarter (see Table) due to strong growth in notebooks which increased 49 percent year over year. This growth primarily came from the consumer segment where Dell grew by 70% HP’s market share in the consumer segment grew by 3 percent compared to the last quarter.