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India Tablet Market in Q1 Shows Sharp Decline of 28%: IDC

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According to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, 701,000 tablets were shipped in India in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. This figure shows a major decline of 28 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, resulting in a sharp 18.6 per cent year-on-year (YoY) drop in total tablet shipments in India.

According to market research firm International Data Corporation’s (IDC) “Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker” report, 701,000 tablets were shipped in India in the first quarter of 2017 — a marginal drop of 2.2 per cent from 716,000 units in the previous quarter.

Tablet shipments in the consumer segment also declined 28 percent in Q1 2017 compared to the same period last year and resulted in a sharp 18.6 percent year-on-year (YoY) drop in total tablet shipments in India.

IDC report said that the commercial segment accounted for one-third of total tablet shipments in India.

Q1 2017 saw an 8.5% decline in worldwide tablet shipments, according to analysts from IDC. 36.2 million units were shipped globally, compared with 39.6 million a year ago. Four out of top 5 vendors saw a decrease in shipments. The exception is Huawei, which managed to raise its shipments 31.7% from 2 million in Q1 2016 to 2.7 million 12 months later.

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