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.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/IDCTracker?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#IDCTrackerlt;/agt;–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
 

In addition to the table above, a graphic illustrating market share for
the top 5 HCP companies based on worldwide shipments over the previous
five quarters is available by viewing this
press release on IDC.com
.

 
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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