High-End Color Laser Devices (45 ppm+) Continue to Show Strong Year-over-Year Growth in the Fourth Quarter of 2015, According to IDC
09 Mar 2016
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 9, 2016 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, the overall worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market decreased 10.8% year over year to 27.58 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15). High-end color laser devices (45 ppm+) continued to gain year-over-year momentum in 4Q15 with shipments growing to 182 thousand units. Inkjet experienced a decline of 9.6% year over year and the laser market saw a year-over-year decline of 13.7%. Consumers are still purchasing inkjet devices in the millions per quarter, but the overall trend is negative.
Notable highlights from the fourth quarter of 2015 include:
- The contractual trend continues to grow year over year in the fourth quarter of 2015 with more than 1.6 million units being shipped for managed print services.
- Epson outperformed all other vendors in the top 5 in the fourth quarter with approximately 4.9 million units shipped, flat from last year. The vendor’s L series remains strong despite now having competition from all other major vendors. Epson also enjoyed year-over-year growth in the business inkjet segment with its large ink tanks.
- The Canadian HCP market grew 7.2% year over year to 2.7 million units shipped. Both inkjet and laser markets experienced year-over-year growth of 1.7% and 5.5%, respectively. The top three laser vendors (Brother, HP, Samsung) all showed positive growth in the quarter. Brother moved a great deal of product for back to school in the third quarter with remaining stock being sold off at Cyber Monday sales. Samsung grew through large Boxing Day promotions at Best Buy and Staples.
Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Shipments, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, 2015
2015 Unit Shipment
2015 Market Share
2014 Unit Shipment
2014 Market Share
1. HP Inc
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, March 9, 2016
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- 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.
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