Western European Large-Format Printer Market Contracted in 2Q13, According to IDC
20 Aug 2013
LONDON, August 20, 2013 — The overall Western European large-format printer market contracted in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), with shipments falling 14.6% year on year, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
Most Western European countries declined, with the exception of a few markets in Scandinavia. The total Western European large-format printer market was close to 15,500 units in 2Q13, according to IDC's latest Western European Quarterly Large-Format Printer Tracker.
"Shipments of UV inkjet printers are still increasing and IDC expects this trend to continue in Western Europe," said Julio Vial, Research Manager, Western European Quarterly Large-Format Printer Tracker.
The technical sector continues to be the largest market in Western Europe, with a more than 65% share of the application type. The market declined by 4.4% year on year in 2Q13, however. The graphics segment also declined by around 30% in 2Q13 year on year.
The top 3 vendors in Western Europe in 2Q13 were HP, Canon, and Epson, accounting for 83.7% of total large-format printer shipments.
- IDC tracks A2-A0+ devices in the large-format printer market.
- The large-format printer market includes single-function printers and multifunctional systems (MFPs). Data for all vendors is reported for calendar periods. Data is provided for monochrome and color devices.
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