18 Nov 2020

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Expanded 8.6% Year Over Year in the Third Quarter of 2020, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 18, 2020 – Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) increased for the first time since the second quarter of 2018, growing 8.6% year over year to nearly 26.2 million units in the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, the year-over-year expansion was driven by the demand for low-end, cost-effective inkjet devices for home working and home education.

Notable highlights from the third quarter include:

  • Year-over-year increases in unit shipments were observed in the three largest regional markets – the United States, Western Europe, and China. The growth was stimulated by increased working and learning from home, which require affordable printers for home-based printing.
  • HP Inc. and Canon posted significant year-over-year growth in global shipments at 22.7% and 12.1% respectively.
  • Both the inkjet and laser markets posted year-over-year growth in 3Q20, registering gains of 13.8% and 2.0% respectively.

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Unit Shipments, Company Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q3 2020 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

3Q20 Unit Shipments

3Q20 Market Share

3Q19 Unit Shipments

3Q19 Market Share

3Q20/3Q19 Growth

1. HP Inc.

11,599,535

44%

9,450,906

39%

+22.7%

2. Canon Group

5,584,533

21%

4,983,323

21%

+12.1%

3. Epson

4,148,285

16%

4,632,230

19%

-10.4%

4. Brother

1,781,660

7%

1,848,512

8%

-3.6%

5. Kyocera Group

407,136

2%

504,593

2%

-19.3%

Others

2,640,050

10%

2,664,802

11%

-0.9%

Total

26,161,199

100%

24,084,366

100%

+8.6%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, November 2020

Notes:

  • IDC tracks A2-A4 devices whose primary application is document printing in the Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.
  • Hardcopy Peripherals include single-function printers, multifunction printers (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 at phang@idc.com.

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