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Ishan Dutt

Ishan Dutt


Ishan is a Principal Analyst based in Singapore, leading Canalys’ worldwide PC and tablet service. He oversees the Canalys quarterly PC tracker, which provides detailed shipment information and forecasting in 60+ markets. He also drives the qualitative research agenda for the service - providing insights, customized presentations and thought leadership content to support clients’ competitive strategies and go-to-market approaches. Ishan conducts and contributes to various consulting projects across the wider mobility market. 

Ishan is frequently quoted by the top-tier media and has appeared as an expert industry commentator on TV networks like CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

Prior to joining Canalys, Ishan worked as an economic consultant in Los Angeles, with a focus on retail and financial markets. His responsibilities included data analysis, statistical modelling and preparing industry research reports.

Ishan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Politics from Pomona College in California. He speaks English and is proficient in Spanish.

Latest blogs and PR by Ishan Dutt

Developing APAC markets step up digital education efforts

As education PC shipments begin to slow in developed markets, device vendors, OS vendors and the channel must look for new sources of growth. Recent developments in India and Indonesia reveal some key points that the industry can build on for future success.


Canalys Forums 2022: PC market strategy

Canalys analysts give their views on hot topics for the Canalys Forums 2022 in this series of interviews. The future of the PC industry will be a key subject for our Expert Hub discussions with vendors and leading channel partners.


European Chips Act may be too little too late

Europe faces a tough road ahead to realize its lofty ambitions in the semiconductor space


Microsoft revitalizes its education strategy with Windows 11 SE

Windows 11 SE has the potential to deliver strong competition in the education market.


Valve bets on surging interest in gaming with Steam Deck

Valve’s Steam Deck is well placed to leverage the widening appeal of gaming in the COVID era


The US and Europe take aim at chip production

The West is finally paying attention to semiconductors again, but the road ahead will not be easy.


Global PC shipments up 3% in first quarter of 2024 

India’s PC and tablet market set for 14% growth in 2024 

AI-capable PCs forecast to make up 40% of global PC shipments in 2025 

Global tablet market ends tough 2023 with 11% decline in Q4 

Global PC market returns to growth in Q4 2023 

Canalys forecast: global PC market set for 8% growth in 2024

Global PC shipment decline narrows to just 7% in Q3 2023 

US PC market decline eases with shipments down 6% in Q2 2023 

Indian PC shipments hint at early recovery despite 15% drop in Q2 2023 

Sequential growth forecast in Western European PC market for remainder of 2023 

Global PC market decline eases as shipments drop 12% in Q2 2023 

Indian PC shipments above pre-pandemic levels despite 35% fall in Q1 2023 

US PC market anticipates recovery after plummeting 28% in Q1 2023 

Tablet shipments fall to below pre-pandemic levels with 18% decline  

Global PC shipments suffered a drop of 33% in Q1 2023 

India’s PC and tablet market grew 5% in 2022 despite a weak Q4 

US PC shipments fell 23% in Q4 2022 and declines will continue in 2023

Tablet shipments grew in Q4 2022 despite economic challenges 

Global PC shipments declined by 16% to 285 million in 2022 

Indian PC market ends growth streak with 4% fall in Q3 2022 

Massive downturn in PC demand as worldwide shipments fall 18% in Q3 2022 

Strong commercial demand helps India PC and tablet market grow 12% in Q2 2022 

Global PC shipments down 15% in Q2 2022 due to Chinese production crunch 

Worldwide PC revenue up by more than 15% even as shipments fall 3% in Q1 2022 


Global PC shipments pass 340 million in 2021 and 2022 is set to be even stronger

Canalys: Global PC market grows 5% in Q3 2021 as supply and logistics deteriorate

China smartphone market share Q221

Global PC market share Q2 2021

Western Europe’s PC market Q1 2021

Global PC market Q1 2021

India smartphone market Q1 2021

China smartphone market Q1 2021

Global PC market Q1 2021

Global TWS and Wearables Q4 2020.

Level 2 autonomous driving Q4 2020 and full year 2020

Global PC market 2021 forecast

Worldwide smartphone shipments Q4 2020 and full year 2020

Global PC market (including tablets) Q4 2020 and full year 2020

India smartphone market Q4 2020 and full year 2020

Global PC market Q4 2020

Canalys: Global PC market to grow 35% in Q4 2020 and 1.4% in 2021

Canalys: Tablets and Chromebooks the new hotspots for growth in the PC market

Global smart accessories forecast 2021

Canalys: China smartphones fall in Q3, as Huawei void leaves opportunity for rivals

Canalys: 第三季度中国智能手机市场下滑,华为留出市场空间给到竞争对手

Global smartphone market Q3 2020

India smartphone market Q3 2020

Global smart speaker market 2021 forecast

Canalys: PC market shipments grow a stellar 13% in Q3 2020 to break 10-year record

Global 5G smartphone forecast Q2 2020

North American wearables market Q2 2020

Worldwide tablet PC market Q2 2020

Canalys: India’s PC market shrinks 33% amid strong demand for notebooks and tablets

Worldwide PC market Q2 2020

Global smart audio device shipments Q1 2020

Global PC shipment 2020 forecast

Global PC Market Q1 2020

Global smart speaker Q4 2019, full year 2019 and forecasts

Global smartphone market Q4 and full year 2019

Global PC market share Q4 2019 and full year 2019

Canalys: Smart personal audio devices set for strongest year in history, TWS the largest and fastest growing category

Canalys: Amazon smart speaker shipments crossed 10 million mark in Q3 2019

Canalys: Global PC market posts record growth in 7 years, shipments up 4.7% in Q3 2019

Canalys: 8% of new cars in Europe sold with level 2 autonomy driving features

Canalys: 10% of new cars in the US sold with level 2 autonomy driving features

Canalys: China leads Europe and the US in new energy vehicle sales


Canalys: Baidu replaces Google to become number two in smart speaker market in Q2 2019

Canalys: 2019 年第二季度,百度取代谷歌成为全球第二大智能音箱市场厂商 

Canalys: Chinese smartphone brands take 62% of Southeast Asia's 30.7 million shipments

Canalys: North American wearables market hits US$2.0 billion in Q2 2019

Canalys: China installed base of smart assistant devices to reach 5.8 billion by 2023

Canalys: 中国智能助手设备保有量将于2023年达到58亿台

China overtakes US in fast growing smart speaker market

Canalys responds to Xiaomi's statement on errors in other companies' reporting of its Q1 smartphone estimates

Canalys: Global smart speaker installed base to top 200 million by end of 2019

PC market to shrug off Intel woes and return to growth in second half of 2019

Xiaomi starts 2018 on top, grabbing a record 31% share in India in Q1

2017 a record year for infrastructure shipments – Cisco, Dell EMC and HPE account for 50%

Xiaomi beats Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in India

India overtakes US to become second largest smartphone market

Media alert: DPVR unseats HTC as VR headset leader in China in Q2 2017

Apple falls to third place in Q2 2017 wearable band market, but smartwatches to receive a boost in the second half

iPhone shipments return to growth as the Galaxy S8 tests Android smartphone pricing limits

India’s smartphone shipments fall for the first time, as Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo post best performances to date

Media alert: Canalys reveals San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and London as top cities for autonomous vehicles

Media alert: The US stays top for VR, while Japan unseats China to take second place in Q1 2017


Media alert: Fitness bands stall in Q1 2017 as Apple helps smartwatches grow 25%

Media alert: Xiaomi closes in on Samsung as Indian smartphone shipments grow 12% in Q1



Media alert: Huawei regains smartphone lead in China as top three take a 50% share

Media alert: HTC takes VR lead in China, the world’s second largest market

Media alert: China smartphone market hits its highest shipment total ever

Media alert: Trump’s tough talk may crush Chinese vendors’ US plans

Media alert: China conquers India

Media alert: Huawei jumps 70% to ship over 10 million smart phones in EMEA in Q3 2016

Media alert: Smart phone shipments to grow 5% in 2016 despite Apple posting first annual decline




Tablets and PCs set for modest 2.1% decline in 2018 as the industry finally starts to stabilize

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in half of vehicles sold in US and Europe in Q1


Samsung and Xiaomi each ship record-high 10 million smartphones to India in Q2 2018

Global PC market to halt decline in 2019 as APAC leads with 1% growth

Smart speaker market booms in 2018, driven by Google, Alibaba and Xiaomi