Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Shows Signs of Improvement in the Second Quarter, According to IDC

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

Other notable highlights in this quarter include:

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) saw 6.6% 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% was fueled by increases in six out of eight regional markets. The vendor grew shipments 13.3% year over year in the business inkjet segment of the Western European market.
  • Canon also grew 1.4% 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% year-over-year growth, which was driven by increased traction for its ink tank series (i.e, 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

In addition to the table above, an interactive graphic showing worldwide market share (based on shipments) for the top 5 hardcopy peripheral vendors over the previous five quarters is available here. The chart is intended for public use in online news articles and social media. Instructions on how to embed this graphic can be found by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

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
Kevin Finnegan, 508-935-4397
kfinnegan@idc.com
or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
press@idc.com

Release Summary

The rate of decline in the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market slowed in Q2 2016 with shipments contracting 3.8% year over year to 23.1 million units, according to IDC.

Contacts

IDC
Phuong Hang, 508-935-4376
phang@idc.com
or
Kevin Finnegan, 508-935-4397
kfinnegan@idc.com
or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
press@idc.com