This IDC study quantifies the worldwide hardcopy peripheral printer market opportunities and analyzes issues, trends, and product advances in this market. It contains 2009–2014 data showing actual unit shipments, value of shipments (end-user spending), and average selling value (ASV), whereas 2015–2019 data is projected.
"The worldwide single-function printer market is under pressure not only from secular forces including increased mobility but also from cost-competitive MFPs and their increasing use of solutions. But there is still a market for higher-value printer shipments that can generate annuity and supplies revenue. This IDC forecast shows which printer technologies translate to the greatest opportunity." — Amy Machado, research manager, IDC Hardcopy Solutions