Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) decreased 3.9% year
over year to 22.8 million units in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19),
according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. The brightest spot for the
quarter was the year-over-year expansion of color inkjet multifunction
printers (MFPs) in the 11-20 ppm range, which grew 4.7% to more than 6.2
million units shipped.
Notable highlights from the first quarter include:
Ink Tank devices continued their positive momentum recording a 23.4%
year-over-year gain in unit shipments in 1Q19. Asia/Pacific (excluding
Japan) and Latin America were the top two regions for ink tank
shipments with 1.7 and 1.0 million units shipped in the quarter,
Inkjet shipments decreased 2.1% year over year to nearly 13.7 million
units shipped. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) was the top region for
inkjet shipments, growing 8.8% year over year to more than 3.5 million
units in 1Q19. Western Europe, the second largest market, contracted
5.4% while the United States, the third largest market, declined 4.8%
year over year.
A3 color laser MFPs continued on a positive trajectory with a
year-over-year gain of 1.0% to nearly 600,000 units shipped.
HP Inc. declined 3.5% year over year with global
shipments dropping to less than 9.4 million units. However, two of
HP’s top 3 regions, Western Europe and the U.S., exhibited
year-over-year gains of 2.8% and 2.6%, respectively.
Epson regained the top inkjet position from Canon in
Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) albeit at a marginal share advantage of
0.7%. Epson grew by about 210,000 units year over year due to the
improved sales of its new generation of more compact ink tank
printers, which were largely responsible for the growth of the ASEAN
market and the biggest winner in China as the only one with a market
share gain this quarter.
Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Unit Shipments, Company
|1. HP Inc.||9,369,660||41%||9,704,972||41%||-3.5%|
|2. Canon Group||4,349,818||19%||4,393,457||18%||-1.0%|
|5. Kyocera Group||533,153||2%||547,539||2%||-2.6%|
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, May
- IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in the Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.
Hardcopy Peripherals include single-function printers, multifunction
printers (MFPs), and single-function digital copiers (SF DC). Data for
all vendors are reported for calendar periods.
In addition to the table above, a graphic illustrating the worldwide
market share of the top 5 hardcopy peripherals companies over the
previous five quarters is by viewing this
press release on IDC.com.
For more information about IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy
Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang at email@example.com.
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