Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Improves in Second Quarter, Reports IDC

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The rate of decline in the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market slowed in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16) with shipments contracting 3.8 percent year-over-year to 23.1 million units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. According to the market-research firm, the improvement in the global market was largely driven by strong demand in the color laser (21 ppm and faster) and mono laser (21-30 ppm) segments, with 18.0 percent and 8.9 percent year-over-year growth, respectively.

Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in its Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Hardcopy peripherals include single-function printers, multifunctional systems (MFPs), and single-function digital copiers (SF DC).

Other notable highlights for the second quarter include:

  • The Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region saw 6.6 percent year-over-year growth in shipments to approximately 8 million units, bolstered by strong performances in China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.
  • Epson’s double-digit year-over-year growth of 10.4 percent was fueled by increases in six out of eight regional markets. The vendor grew shipments 13.3 percent year-over-year in the business inkjet segment of the Western European market.
  • Canon also grew 1.4 percent year-over-year in the worldwide market with shipments approaching 4.8 million in 2Q16. The vendor’s best results came in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) with 19.4 percent year-over-year growth, which was driven by increased traction for its ink-tank series (PIXMA G models).
Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Shipments, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q2 2016
Vendors 2Q16 Unit Shipments 2Q16 Market Share 2Q15 Unit Shipments 2Q15 Market Share 2Q16/2Q15 Growth
1. HP Inc 8,477,117 36.6% 9,818,111 40.8% -13.7%
2. Canon 4,769,961 20.6% 4,704,356 19.6% +1.4%
3. Epson 3,938,906 17.0% 3,568,683 14.8% +10.4%
4. Brother 1,700,221 7.3% 1,725,890 7.2% -1.5%
5. Samsung 914,454 4.0% 1,004,121 4.2% -8.9%
Others 3,346,079 14.5% 3,238,392 13.5% +3.3%
Total 23,146,738 100.0% 24,059,553 100.0% -3.8%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, August 2016

For more information about IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, contact IDC’s Phuong Hang at phang@idc.com.

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