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Asia/Pacific Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker

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Printer manufacturers, faced with flat revenue and slowing growth, are finding it increasingly important to plan and devise a formula for success. Manufacturers are being forced to reevaluate their strategies as new form factors, technologies, and participants continue to shape the maturing market. This is especially vital as today's critical success factors often go beyond product price and performance in buying decisions. IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker® provides a comprehensive view and in-depth analysis of the printer industry across the region on a quarterly basis. This product is a useful tool for industry players to better equip themselves to take advantage of the growth opportunities in this competitive marketplace.

Technology Coverage


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

Core coverage:

  • Inkjet
  • Laser
  • Serial dot matrix (SDM)
  • Line printer

Optional content add-ons:

  • Contractual/transactional
  • Production classification
  • End-user segment
  • Channel
  • Verticals

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (13 countries)

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data
  • Report

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include two years of historical data and five years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional and country levels. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core forecast coverage:

  • Product (inkjet, laser, line printer, and SDM)
  • Product category (MFP, printer, and single-function digital copier)
  • Inkjet by price band
  • Laser, SDM, and line by speed range

Optional forecast add-ons:

  • Base configuration for laser (copier, printer, and fax)
  • Format for laser (A3 and A4)