Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declines Nearly 6% in the Second Quarter of 2015, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) Tracker, the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market experienced a -5.9% decline in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15). Total shipments fell to 24.1 million units, while the corresponding shipment value dipped by -3.4% to $13.2 billion over the same period. Even with these declines, IDC notes the following positive accomplishments in this large market during the second quarter of the year:

  • The United States and Canada had year-over-year growth of 3.6% and 5.8% respectively in response to the recovering economy.
  • High-end devices posted very healthy growth, with a double-digit increase in 45ppm+ speed segments.
  • Epson outperformed all other vendors for the second quarter in a row, with continuous success in the inkjet segment. Most of Epson's growth came from the United States and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ). HP enjoyed 4.5% year-over-year growth in the United States while Canon performed well in all the developed regions, with Western Europe delivering 12.2% year-over-year growth.

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Key Hardcopy Market Transitions Taking Place in 2Q15

Inkjet still makes up the majority of the market with 58.7% share. The color laser segment saw the smallest decrease, even though all segments posted a decline.

 

Inkjet vs. Laser

                 
Product  

2Q14
Units

 

2Q14 YoY
Growth

 

2Q15
Units

 

2Q15 YoY
Growth

Inkjet   14,601,871   -3.2%   14,113,735   -3.3%
Laser   9,830,460   0.0%   8,810,189   -10.4%
       

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, August 2015.

Single function to Multifunction: The total single function printer market declined -12.6% year over year in the second quarter, and total multifunction peripheral (MFP) shipments decreased by -2.9%. However, MFPs had a strong performance in all color laser speed ranges, especially in 31-44ppm, growing 12.6% year over year.

 

Printer vs. MFP

                     

Product
Category

  Product  

2Q14
Units

 

2Q14 YoY
Growth

 

2Q15
Units

 

2Q15 YoY
Growth

MFP   Inkjet   12,617,985   -1.8%   12,437,279   -1.4%
MFP   Laser   5,096,234   5.3%   4,759,704   -6.6%
MFP Total       17,714,219   0.2%   17,196,983   -2.9%
                     
Printer   Inkjet   1,983,886   -11.7%   1,676,456   -15.5%
Printer   Laser   4,725,713   -5.0%   4,043,736   -14.4%
Printer Total       6,709,599   -7.1%   5,720,192   -14.7%
         

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, August 2015.

Monochrome to Color: Color declined -2.9% from a year ago to 20.7% share versus its monochrome counterparts. Meanwhile monochrome laser declined by -12.1% year over year. The strongest color speed segment was the 11-20 ppm (32.3% share), where HP did particularly well with its Color LaserJet Pro M277 MFP model family.

Move to Faster Speed Segments Accelerates: The 45-69ppm monochrome laser MFP segment exhibited the strongest year-over-year growth in 2Q15 at 17.3%, followed by the 45-69ppm printer segment (3.0%). The mono laser 45-69ppm segment's strong growth was fueled by the Lexmark MX611 family. In the color market, the 70-90ppm MFP segment did well at 72.9% year-over-year growth, followed by 31-44ppm at 12.6% and 45-69ppm at 12.1%.

The A3/A4 battle in the mid-speed market segments slowed down in the second quarter. A4 MFP devices lost penetration in the 31-69ppm monochrome segment for the first time in the past five quarters, with a 76.9% share of the total monochrome A3/A4 MFP market in the same speed segment.

 

Mono Laser MFP 31-69 ppm

                         
Format  

2Q14
Units

 

2Q14 YoY
Growth

 

2Q14 Units
Share

 

2Q15
Units

 

2Q15 YoY
Growth

 

2Q15 Units
Share

A3   142,104   -5.0%   22.3%   149,318   5.1%   23.1%
A4   493,953   13.8%   77.7%   496,940   0.6%   76.9%
TOTAL   636,057   9%   100.0%   646,258   1.6%   100.0%
           

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, August 2015.

Notes:

  • IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in the Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals
  • Hardcopy Peripherals include single-function printers, multifunctional systems (MFPs), and single-function digital copiers (SF DC). Data for all vendors are reported for calendar periods.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang (phang@idc.com).

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Contacts

IDC
Phuong Hang, 508-935-4376
phang@idc.com
or
Bo Liu, 508-935-4378
bliu@idc.com
or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
press@idc.com

Release Summary

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, worldwide hardcopy peripherals shipments experienced a -5.9% decline in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15).

Contacts

IDC
Phuong Hang, 508-935-4376
phang@idc.com
or
Bo Liu, 508-935-4378
bliu@idc.com
or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
press@idc.com