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June 26, 1998
The Manufacturers Association for Information Technology, the apex body of the hardware industry, today announced that the desktop PC market has recorded a growth of 33 per cent over the previous year from 500,000 units to 800,000 units in 1997-98.
PC penetration has grown to 1.8 PCs per thousand persons from the previous year's penetration of 1.53 PCs per thousand persons.
The home and business segments have been major contributors to the total PC market with about 20 per cent and 80 per cent, respectively.
These findings are a part of the research released by MAIT titled 'IT Industry Performance Study 1997-98', the first of its kind by an industry association.
This research was commissioned by MAIT and conducted by the Indian Market Research Bureau across 23 major cities.
The study's respondents include business categories. Computers including desktop PCs, notebooks, servers, printers and other peripherals such as keyboards, monitors and uninterrupted power supply equipment.
Releasing the findings of the study MAIT President Manu Parpia said he is extremely happy to witness the desktop PC market grow well despite the adverse economic pressures on the industry.
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