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Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker

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IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker® fills the need for detailed and timely information on the global production market, separate from the office market. The core of this product is a comprehensive electronic database detailing developments and trends in production markets. Data can be drilled down to the model level per vendor. This product provides insightful historical analysis along with a five-year forecast for the market.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in units, shipment value, and ASP.

Core Coverage:

  • Product category: Printer and MFP
  • Product: Laser and inkjet
  • Product detail: Laser (monochrome, color, and highlight color) and inkjet (monochrome, color, and high-speed inkjet)
  • Production classification: Label and packaging, light production, mid-production, and production
  • Speed range A4/Price bands
  • End-user segments: Consumer, small office (1–9 employees), small business (10–99 employees), medium-sized business (100–499 employees), large business (500–999 employees), very large business (1,000+ employees), government, and education
  • Distribution channels: Direct – Inbound/outbound, Direct – Internet, Direct – Store, InDirect – Dealer/VAR/SI, InDirect – eTailer, and InDirect – Retail
  • Data for 100+ vendors across 70+ countries, with historical data dating back to 1Q96
  • Vendors by product brand and model names
  • Additional product specifications: Format, duty cycle, OEM engine, CS/CF, and others

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (16): Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Rest of Asia/Pacific.
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (16): Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Rest of SEE, Rest of CIS, and Rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America (14): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Rest of Central America, and Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (19): Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Ghana, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Rest of Africa, Rest of Middle East, and Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom

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

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include historical data back to 1Q96 through a five-year forecast. The five-year forecast is made up of up to two-year quarterly and three-year annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the worldwide, regional, and country levels. Coverage of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage:

  • Product category: Printer and MFP
  • Product and product detail: Laser (monochrome, color, and highlight color) and inkjet (monochrome, color, and high-speed inkjet)
  • Speed range A4 (non-inkjet)
  • Price band (inkjet only)