Analysis released on February 4th by IT research company Context shows that sales of wireless All-in-One (AIO) inkjet printers across Western European increased by 9 percent year-over-year in 2012. Wireless all-in-ones outperformed the overall all-in-one inkjet printer segment, which declined by 14 percent over the same period. Context defines Western Europe as France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
The report highlights sales growth for wireless All-in-Ones across the board in the United Kingdom, in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and France. While most countries saw an increase in annual sales, the U.K. market remained flat. Germany saw strongest sales with a 9 percent increase year-on-year.
“The report highlights demand of wireless all-in-ones across homes and small offices due to the flexibility of where printers can be placed while also allowing multiple devices to connect without the need for unruly cables,” commented Matthew Fuller, senior research analyst at Context.
Hewlett-Packard remains the market leader of wireless AIO inkjets, despite the company’s market share falling by almost 10 percentage points, and dropping below the 50 percent mark in the process. Epson and Canon, however, both saw market growth for the year, with Epson ending in second position with a quarter share of the market, while third-placed Canon closed the year with a share of one tenth.
AIO Inkjet – Wireless year-over-year growth by country (2012-2013 growth)
Netherlands: 36.8 percent
Italy: 19.2 percent
France: 11.1 percent
Germany: 9.2 percent
Spain: 2.1 percent
United Kingdom : -1.6 percent