Monday, June 17, 2013

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Sees Year-Over-Year Decline in Both Units and Shipment Value in the First Quarter of 2013, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 15, 2013 – The worldwide hardcopy peripherals market decreased 9.7% year over year with 25.8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Shipment value experienced a decline of 5.7% year over year to $14.3 billion. This is the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline in worldwide shipment value.

"Markets are changing and this is bringing about changes in strategy and product portfolios. The key areas of focus for many vendors are mobility, the cloud, and how users access material for printing. With many workers either working from home or working remotely several times per week, they must be able to access their company information and, in many cases, print this information from a variety devices and locations. The key for manufacturers will be the ability to offer this in a format that makes it simple and easy for the business and its users," said Phuong Hang, Program Manager, Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.
Once again the color laser multi-function printer (MFP) market had the greatest year-over-year growth, increasing 3.2% in 1Q13, followed by monochrome laser MFPs, which grew by 0.9%. But color inkjet MFPs continue to make up the majority of the hardcopy peripherals market with 50% unit share in 1Q13.

Technology Highlights
  • The inkjet market, and more specifically the color inkjet MFP market, is still the technology that holds the majority share of the hardcopy peripherals market, with over 15 million units shipped worldwide, 13 million of which were color inkjet MFP units.
  • In 1Q13 monochrome laser devices continued to rank second in units shipped (7.8 million units) and first in shipment value ($5.5 billion). Monochrome laser units have a 30% share of the hardcopy peripherals market in terms of unit shipments, but 39% share in terms of shipment value.
  • Color laser devices represent a 42% share of the hardcopy market shipment value in 1Q13, while only taking up a 7% share of unit shipments.
Vendor Highlights
  • HP – HP continued to be the number one ranked vendor in 1Q13 with worldwide market share of 38.7% despite a year-over-year decline of -13.4% on shipments of 10 million units. The U.S. was the strongest geographic region for HP in terms of unit growth, with close to 1% year-over-year gain in 1Q13.
  • Canon – Canon achieved the best year-over-year shipment growth (13.7%) among the top 5 vendors with 5.3 million units shipped and maintained its position as the second ranked vendor in the overall market. This performance was driven by positive year-over-year growth in all regions except Japan.
  • Epson – Despite year-over-year decline of -26.8%, Epson remained in the top 3 with 3.9 million units shipped in the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market. Similar to HP, the U.S. was Epson's best performing region. There was a significant uptick in some of Epson's main models (Workforce WF and Workforce Pro). Instant rebate programs of up to $50-$70 were ongoing during the quarter on these portfolios.
  • Brother – Brother strengthened its number 4 position by posting 10.6% year-over-year growth, the second best performance among the top 5 vendors. The company gained 4 points from a year ago to 20% share in the overall market. Brother enjoyed positive year-over-year growth in all regions, except for Japan and Middle East & Africa.
  • Samsung – Samsung continued in the number 5 position in 1Q13 with 1.7 million units shipped and -2.7% year-over-year growth. The vendor experienced year-over –year gains in the U.S. and Western Europe while declining in Asia/Pacific (ex. Japan) and Middle East & Africa.

IDC Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Shipment Value, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, First Quarter 2013 (shipment value in $M)
1Q13 Shipment Value
1Q13 Market Share
1Q12 Shipment Value
1Q12 Market Share
1Q13/1Q12 Growth
1. Xerox
2. Ricoh
3. HP
4. Canon
5. Konica Minolta

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, May 2013
  • IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in the Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals
  • Hardcopy Peripherals include single-function printers, multifunctional systems (MFPs), and single-function digital copiers (SF DC) for both office-based and production segments.
  • Data for all vendors are reported for calendar periods.
For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang (
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