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Japan Quarterly Printer Tracker

IDC's Japan Quarterly Printer Tracker® satisfies the growing demand for detailed, timely, and accurate information on the Japan printer market. At the core of the product is a comprehensive electronic database detailing changes and trends in this competitive market. It includes powerful query capabilities via analysis filters such as product, product detail, print-speed range, price band, and format size. This product provides insightful analysis and quarterly updates, including five-year forecasts.


Technology Coverage

This tracker provides the total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in shipments and end-user revenue.

Core Coverage

  • Product: Impact, inkjet, and laser (laser/LED)
  • Product detail: Color inkjet, color laser (laser/LED), monochrome laser (laser/LED), serial dot matrix, and line
  • Product category: Printer
  • Shipments by channels: Direct-internet, direct-store, direct-inbound/outbound, indirect-dealer/VAR/SI, indirect eTailer, and indirect retail
  • Shipments by company size: Consumer, small office, small business, medium-sized business, large business, and government/education

Geographic Scope

  • Japan

Data Deliverables

This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis with tools such as pivot tables. For a complete delivery schedule please contact an IDC sales representative. Deliverables for this tracker are:

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include 20 years of historical data, 1 year of quarterly forecasts, and an additional 4 years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the country level. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage

  • Product: Impact, inkjet, and laser (laser/LED)
  • Product detail: Color inkjet, color laser (laser/LED), monochrome laser (laser/LED), serial dot matrix, and line
  • Color inkjet price band: <10,000 yen, 10,000–19,999 yen, 20,000–29,999 yen, 30,000–39,999 yen, and 40,000+ yen
  • Color laser speed range: 1–10ppm, 11–20ppm, 21–30ppm, 31–44ppm, 45–69ppm, 70–90ppm, and 91ppm+
  • Monochrome laser speed range: 1–20ppm, 21–30ppm, 31–44ppm, 45–69ppm, 70–90ppm, 91–150ppm, and 151ppm+

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports

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Meet the Experts
Nobuyuki Sakata

Research Manager, Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions, IDC Japan

Tomoko Mitani

Research Manager, Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions, IDC Japan



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