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India's PC Market Has Started Recovering, Says IDC

India's PC sales were 2.19 million units in the third quarter, down by 3.1 percent from the same quarter a year ago, research firm IDC India said on Thursday.

Sales in the third quarter were, however, 24 percent higher than in the second quarter, indicating that a recovery in the market has begun, said Kapil Dev Singh, country manager of IDC India.

The decline in sales in both consumer and commercial markets has been stopped, he added. In the second quarter, the PC market had fallen by 15.3 percent over the same quarter in the previous year.

A full recovery with strong double-digit growth is however expected only by the third quarter of next year, according to Singh. Consumer and corporate sector buying has not yet recovered to levels before the recession, he said.

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