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21 Feb 2019

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declined 4.8% Year Over Year to Approximately 26.7 Million Units Shipped in the Fourth Quarter of 2018, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., February 21, 2019 – The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market decreased 4.8% year over year to approximately 26.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. The brightest spot for the quarter was HP’s positive year-over-year performance of 3.6% in unit shipments. The vendor expanded year over year in its top two regional markets – Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ) and the United States.

Notable highlights from the quarter include:

  • Total inkjet market in the APeJ region recorded its eleventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth with 3.59 million units shipped, the highest in a quarter since Q2 2012. APeJ was the only region to have achieved positive year-over-year shipment growth this quarter.
  • All speed ranges of color laser MFPs in the U.S. experienced growth except the 1-10 ppm and 11-20 ppm, each of which declined year over year. Canon had the highest year-over-year growth in the 21-90 ppm segment.
  • Increased shipments in Ink Tank devices was observed in Latin America. 4Q18 marks the second consecutive quarter where Ink Tank machines surpassed the unit volume of ink cartridge machines. All vendors in this space recorded year over expansion.

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Unit Shipments, Company Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q4 2018 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

4Q18 Unit Shipments

4Q18 Market Share

4Q17 Unit Shipments

4Q17 Market Share

4Q18/4Q17 Growth

1. HP Inc.

10,595,264

39.6%

10,224,556

36.4%

3.6%

2. Canon Group

5,967,368

22.3%

6,485,110

23.1%

-8.0%

3. Epson

4,734,937

17.7%

5,581,251

19.9%

-15.2%

4. Brother

2,064,428

7.7%

2,118,463

7.5%

-2.6%

5. Kyocera Group

523,367

2.0%

518,564

1.8%

0.9%

Others

2,849,450

10.7%

3,162,141

11.3%

-9.9%

Total

26,734,814

100.0%

28,090,085

100.0%

-4.8%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, February 2019





Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Unit Shipments, Company Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Full Year 2018 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

2018 Unit Shipments

2018 Market Share

2017 Unit Shipments

2017 Market Share

2018/2017 Growth

1. HP Inc.

40,069,721

40.5%

39,315,851

39.3%

1.9%

2. Canon Group

20,368,262

20.6%

20,873,758

20.9%

-2.4%

3. Epson

17,757,855

17.9%

18,248,099

18.2%

-2.7%

4. Brother

7,475,291

7.6%

7,525,126

7.5%

-0.7%

5.Kyocera Group

2,022,797

2.0%

1,959,229

2.0%

+3.2%

Others

11,296,043

11.4%

12,124,683

12.1%

-6.8%

Total

98,989,969

100.0%

100,046,746

100.0%

-1.1%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, February 2019

Notes:

  • IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in the Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.
  • 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.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang (phang@idc.com).

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