Semiconductor scarcity hits smartphone shipments in Q3

The Indian smartphone marketplace’s unheard of surge after the primary covid wave closing 12 months has come to a halt following provide constraints and a world chip scarcity, with analysts anticipating enlargement to be gradual within the first quarter of subsequent 12 months too.

After 4 consecutive quarters of enlargement, smartphone shipments in India stood at 48 million gadgets within the September quarter, registering a 12% fall from the 54.2 million gadgets shipped in the similar duration a 12 months in the past, as in line with Global Knowledge Corp.’s (IDC) International Quarterly Cellular Telephone Tracker.

The marketplace will sign up low single-digit enlargement because it exits calendar 12 months 2021, it added.

In step with IDC, the decline in shipments can also be attributed to part shortages in addition to an surprisingly prime base in Q3CY20. While this 12 months’s post-lockdown call for was once addressed through July, the similar duration all over CY20 witnessed pent-up call for after covid-induced lockdowns.

In comparison to Q3CY19, Q3CY21 grew through 3% as channels stocked up for the Diwali quarter amid the provision shortages, the IDC document famous.

“The primary 9 months of the 12 months (January to September) already shipped 120 million gadgets, with H121 clocking 42% year-on-year enlargement. Because of provide demanding situations, 4Q21 is anticipated to look a decline, leading to annual shipments beneath 160 million gadgets in 2021,” mentioned Navkendar Singh, analysis director, shopper units at IDC.

“The primary part of 2022 will stay difficult, with some easing out anticipated within the latter part of 2022. Distributors/channels will regulate the over-stocking scenario in case call for remains restricted because of value hikes through providers and distributors,” he added.

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