The worldwide production print market enjoyed double-digit
year-over-year growth in both units and shipment value during the first
quarter of 2014 (1Q14). Units grew 32.1% to approximately 9,300 units
(printers and MFPs) and shipment value increased 14.4% to more than $1.1
billion during the quarter, according to the International Data
Quarterly Production Printer Tracker.
On a geographic basis, all of IDC's regional markets experienced
positive year-over-year unit growth in 1Q14. Key contributors to the
production print market's overall growth were Western Europe, where
shipments grew 43.6% year over year, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)
(29.7%), and the United States (18%). Similarly, all of the production
print market segments recorded year-over-year gains in 1Q14, including
the Mid-Production segment, where shipments were up 37.6% year over
year. The Production segment grew 10.9% in the quarter and the Label &
Packaging segment gained 28.4% year over year.
"The worldwide production market is on an upswing, as devices targeted
at different segments of the market are finding good traction. The
Mid-Production space is performing well in both color and monochrome,
while Production devices, both toner and inkjet, are selling well as
they continue along the offset transfer path and create brand new
applications within digital. 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year,
falling in the mid-drupa cycle, and we expect to see lots of new
technology introductions come to market that will drive investment,"
Machado, Senior Research Analyst, Hardcopy Peripheral Solutions.
Worldwide Production Printer Market, Shipment Value, Market Share,
and Year-Over-Year Growth Q1 2014
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker, June 2014
Table Notes:1 Xerox Group: Xerox, Fuji
Xerox2 Ricoh Group: Gestetner (NRG),
Lanier, Nashua, Nashuatec, Rex Rotary, Ricoh, Ricoh Industry3
Canon Group: Canon, Showa Jyoho4 Konica
Minolta Group: Develop, ITEC, Konica Minolta, Sindoh
In addition to the table above, an interactive graphic illustrating the
worldwide production print market share of the top 5 vendors based on
unit shipments for the previous five quarters is available here.
The chart is intended for public use in online news articles and social
media. Instructions on how to embed this graphic can be found by viewing this
press release on IDC.com.
For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy
Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang at email@example.com.
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