Worldwide Shipments in the Production Printer Market Maintain Their Growth Streak, Increasing 10.0% Year Over Year in the Second Quarter of 2016, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--The worldwide production printer market maintained its growth streak in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), recording a 10.0% increase in shipments year over year. Unit shipment value also increased 3.4% to more than $1.1 billion in the same time period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker.

Additional highlights from the worldwide production printer market in 2Q16 include the following:

  • High-speed inkjet production devices saw 66% growth in system shipments on an annual basis. Canon found good demand for its sheetfed solution, the Océ VarioPrint i300, while Ricoh ramped up sales for its new Pro VC60000 platform with high image quality.
  • A combined view of mid-production and full production segments showed a positive story for color laser in the quarter as well. Inkjet might be taking some of the "big iron" laser share but laser vendors are broadening their portfolios downstream.
  • Konica Minolta Group outperformed all other vendors in the Top 5 by posting 30.4% year-over-year growth in units shipped.

"Successful IT suppliers can offer both inkjet and laser technologies at a variety of price points to the end-user, protecting the base while expanding into new markets," said Amy Machado, research manager, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions.

Worldwide Production Market Share, Q2 2016 (based on unit shipments*)

2Q16 Unit




2Q15 Unit





1. Xerox Group1     5,179     50.7%     4,586     49.4%     +12.9%
2. Ricoh Group2     2,203     21.6%     2,235     24.1%     -1.4%
3. Konica Minolta Group3     1,682     16.5%     1,290     13.9%     +30.4%
4. Canon Group4     679     6.7%     665     7.2%     +2.1%
5. HP Inc.     231     2.3%     241     2.6%     -4.1%
Others     236     2.3%     265     2.9%     -10.9%
Total     10,210     100.0%     9,282     100.0%     +10.0%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker, August 2016

Table Notes:

* Includes Mid Production, Production (full production) and Label & Packaging.
1 Xerox Group: Xerox, Fuji Xerox
2 Rioch Group: Gestetner (NRG), Lanier, Nashua, Nashuatec, Rex Rotary, Ricoh, Ricoh Industry
3 Konica Minolta Group: Develop, ITEC, Konica Minolta, Sindoh,
4 Canon Group: Canon, Showa Jyoho

In addition to the table above, a graphic illustrating the worldwide market share of the top 5 vendors in the total production print market for 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 tracks Mid, Production (full Production) and Label & Packaging devices in the Quarterly Production Printer Tracker.
  • Production Print Tracker includes single-function printers and multifunctional systems (MFPs). Data for all vendors are reported for calendar periods.

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Release Summary

The worldwide production printer market maintained its growth streak in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), recording a 10.0% increase in shipments year over year, according to IDC.


Phuong Hang, 508-935-4376
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200