Worldwide Shipments in the Production Printer Tracker Recorded Year-over-Year Growth in the Fourth Quarter of 2015, According to IDC
18 Mar 2016
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 18, 2015 – The worldwide production print market increased 5.2% year over year in unit shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15) to approximately 10,700 units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker. Unit shipment value increased 0.9% to nearly $1.3 billion in the same time period.
Market highlights in 4Q15 include the following:
- Six out of eight regional markets saw positive year-over-year unit growth in the production print space. Key contributors to the worldwide growth were Western Europe, which grew 10.4%, Japan (22.9%), and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (6.4%).
- Color laser grew by 19.1% on an annual basis. High-speed inkjet saw a 7.1% increase, while monochrome inkjet decreased by 8.7%.
"While production-class technologies saw an annual dip in the fourth quarter, 2015 showed itself to be a growth year for digital technologies. Digital vendors closed out the year of 2015 with 10% gains, with the highest increase coming from color laser, followed by high speed inkjet. While inkjet has the potential for high growth, especially post-drupa, IDC is not discounting the strength and vibrancy of color toner technologies coming from vendors like Xerox and HP Inc. Within inkjet, Canon and Ricoh remain the market leaders. Even monochrome technologies saw a boost as the strength of the on-demand publishing segment continues to grow," said Amy Machado, Research Manager, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions.
Worldwide Production Market Shipments, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Calendar Year 2015 (based on units shipments)
2015 Unit Shipments
2015 Market Share
2014 Unit Shipments
2014 Market Share
1. Xerox Group*
2. Ricoh Group**
3. Konica Minolta Group***
4. Canon Group****
5. HP Inc.
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker, March 2016
* Xerox Group: Xerox, Fuji Xerox
** Rioch Group: Gestetner (NRG), Lanier, Nashua, Nashuatec, Rex Rotary, Ricoh, Ricoh Industry
*** Konica Minolta Group: Develop, ITEC, Konica Minolta, Sindoh,
**** Canon Group: Canon, Showa Jyoho
• IDC tracks Mid Production, Production (full Production), and Label & Packaging devices in the Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker.
• The Production Print Tracker includes single-function printers and multifunctional systems (MFPs). Data for all vendors are reported for calendar periods.
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