The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first
time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the
second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) resulting in a -2.3% year-over-year
decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.
Some notable market developments in this quarter include:
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"While the overall hardcopy market is mature and we often point to
emerging markets as the growth areas, it is important to note that there
are still areas of growth and opportunity in more mature markets.
Vendors should keep in mind that while pursuing growth in new
geographies they need to defend their positions in high-value segments
of mature regions, such as color laser multifunction printers (MFP) and
the A4 monochrome laser midmarket," said Phuong
Hang, Program Director, Worldwide Hardcopy Peripheral Trackers.
Key Worldwide Hardcopy Market Trends in 2Q14
Inkjet still makes up the majority of the market (59.7%), but the
best market growth is in laser. Color laser grew 10.3% to close to 2
million units in 2Q14.
Inkjet vs. Laser, Unit Shipments and Year-over-Year Growth, 2Q13 vs.
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripheral Tracker, August 22,
Single function to Multifunction: The single function printer
market declined by -7.7% year over year in the second quarter of 2014,
while MFP shipments experienced flat growth. However, MFPs enjoyed
strong growth in all color laser speed ranges, especially in 1-10 page
per minute (ppm) (31.5%).
Printer vs. MFP, Unit Shipments and Year-over-Year Growth,
2Q13 vs. 2Q14
Monochrome to color: Color increased its overall market share to
19% compared to a year ago while monochrome printers lost two points of
share, dropping to 81% of the overall market in 2Q14. Year-over-year
growth for color was 10.3% while mono laser was -3.0%. The strongest
color speed segment was the 45-69 ppm (17.5%), where Ricoh did
particularly well with the MP C4503 model family.
The move to faster speed segments accelerates in Q2: The 45-69
ppm monochrome laser MFP segment exhibited the strongest year-over-year
growth in 2Q14 at 15.7%, followed by 31-44 ppm (7.8%). The 31-44 ppm
segment's strong growth was fueled by HP's LaserJet Pro 400 series. In
the color market, the 21-30 ppm MFP segment did well at 12.9%
year-over-year growth, followed by 45-69 ppm at 8.3% and 70-90 ppm at
The A3/A4 battle in the mid-speed market segments continues. A4
MFP devices gained penetration in the 31-69 ppm monochrome segment with
77.2% share of the total monochrome A4/A3 MFP market in the same speed
segment. The 13.6% year-over-year growth of the A4 31-69ppm MFP
monochrome laser segment was driven by strong results in the both A4
31-44ppm (10.6% growth) and A4 45-69ppm MFP segment (35.3% growth) with
notable contributions from HP (21.4%), Lexmark (16.8%), and Kyocera
Document Solutions (13.5%).
Mono Laser MFP 31-69 ppm, Unit Shipments and Year-over-Year Growth,
2Q13 vs. 2Q14
For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy
Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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