Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Shipments Declined 5.6% Year Over Year in the Second Quarter, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IDCTracker–The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined 5.6% year over year with more than 22.2 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Both inkjet and laser unit shipments showed negative year-over-year growth in 2Q19, down 6.6% and 3.5%, respectively.

Notable highlights from the quarter include:

  • Ink Tank devices, on a global basis, enjoyed positive year-over-year growth of 3.4% in unit shipments. Epson led the pack with more than 2 million units shipped in 2Q19.
  • Color laser MFPs grew 2.0% year over year to more than 1.4 million units shipped worldwide in 2Q19.
  • Japan recorded a year-over-year increase of 4.7% to more than 1.1 million units shipped for the quarter. The year-over-year growth was propelled by a positive performance in the inkjet segment, which posted a 6.6% gain.
  • With a year-over-year decline of 3.3%, HP Inc. outperformed all other companies in the top 5 in terms of unit shipments. The vendor showed year-over-year increases of 0.5% and 3.5% in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and the U.S. markets, respectively.

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Unit Shipments, Company Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q2 2019 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

2Q19 Unit Shipments

2Q19 Market Share

2Q18 Unit Shipments

2Q18 Market Share

2Q19/2Q18 Growth

1. HP Inc.

9,454,318

42.6%

9,774,853

41.6%

-3.3%

2. Canon Group

4,179,533

18.8%

4,687,392

19.9%

-10.8%

3. Epson

3,840,675

17.3%

4,137,939

17.6%

-7.2%

4. Brother

1,760,707

7.9%

1,825,292

7.8%

-3.5%

5. Kyocera Group

436,971

2.0%

463,349

2.0%

-5.7%

Others

2,532,499

11.4%

2,632,073

11.2%

-3.8%

Total

22,204,703

100.0%

23,520,898

100.0%

-5.6%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, August 2019

Notes:

  • 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).
  • Data for all vendors are reported for calendar periods.

In addition to the table above, a graphic showing the worldwide market share of the top 5 hardcopy peripherals vendors over the previous five quarters is available by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

For more information about IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang at phang@idc.com.

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