PC sales grow 16 pc in FY08

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New Delhi, Jul 8: Fuelled by growing notebook consumption, personal computer sales has crossed 7.3 million units in FY08, a 16 per cent increase over last year, according to MAIT study.

An industry performance review by Manufacturers Association for Information Technology (MAIT), the apex body representing India's IT hardware sector, projected the PC sales to touch up to 8.5 million units in FY09. While releasing the study, MAIT Executive Director Vinnie Mehta said, ''the overall consumption in the PC market was led by telecom, banking and financial service sectors, education and BPO/IT-enabled services, and the e-governance initiatives of the Union and the State Governments.'' The southward trend in pricing for all IT products continued during the year due to technology advancements and competition.

Notebook sales grew by 114 per cent to 18,22,139 units during FY08 as compared to 8,50,860 units last year, the study said.

Desktop sales increased a mere one per cent to 55,22,167 units during 2007-08 from 54,90,591 units a year ago.

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