Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Increases in Q3 2017, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--The worldwide hardcopy peripherals market grew 1.0% year over year in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17) with shipments reaching nearly 25.3 million units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Inkjet units experienced 4.0% year-over-year growth while the laser market saw a decline of 1.2% compared to the same quarter in 2016. Shipment value declined 4.9% year over year to almost $13 billion.

Notable highlights from the third quarter of 2017 include:

  • HP Inc. remained the top company in the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market with shipment growth of 3.3% year over year producing market share of 38.7% for the quarter. Second-ranked Canon and third-ranked Epson had the weakest results among the top 5 vendors with year-over-year growth of 0.6% and -1.0%, respectively. Brother gained some market share in the number 4 position with shipment growth of 3.9% while fifth-ranked Samsung outperformed the other companies in the top 5 with year-over-year shipment growth of 6.5%.
  • The contractual segment recorded year-over-year growth of 3.6% to over 1.7 million units shipped.
  • Business inkjet shipments also grew 3.3% year over year to approximately 2.5 million units with inkjet MFPs accounting for 90.0% of business inkjet shipments in 3Q17.
  • The laser and inkjet markets in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) posted year over year growth of 10.5% and 4.4%, respectively.
Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Unit Shipments, Company Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q3 2017 (based on unit shipments)
Companies    

3Q17 Unit
Shipments

   

3Q17 Market
Share

   

3Q16 Unit
Shipments

   

3Q16 Market
Share

   

3Q17/3Q16
Growth

1. HP Inc     9,785,933     38.7%     9,472,036     37.9%     3.3%
2. Canon Group     4,940,285     19.6%     4,911,139     19.6%     0.6%
3. Epson     4,530,958     17.9%     4,575,905     18.3%     -1.0%
4. Brother     1,841,550     7.3%     1,772,768     7.1%     3.9%
5. Samsung     878,865     3.5%     825,028     3.3%     6.5%
Others     3,286,430     13.0%     3,449,437     13.8%     -4.7%
Total     25,264,021     100.0%     25,006,313     100.0%     1.0%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, November 2017

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.
  • Vendor shipments are branded shipments.

In addition to the table above, a graphic illustrating worldwide market share for the top 5 hardcopy peripherals companies over the previous five quarters is available by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker provides market data on the global hardcopy peripherals (single function printer, multifunction printer, and single function digital copier) market. Historical data are provided by vendor, distribution channel, end-user segment, speed range, price band, configuration, model family, and format size. Forecast details include units, value, ASV, price band, and speed range by product by country by region.

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

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Contacts

IDC
Kevin Finnegan, 508-935-4397
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or
Phuong Hang, 508-935-4376
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or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
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Release Summary

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals market grew 1.0% year over year in Q3 2017 with shipments of nearly 25.3 million units, according to IDC.

Contacts

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