Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Boasts Growth

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Emerging markets recorded the strongest growth for hardcopy peripherals in the Q1 2011, growing an average of 13 percent year-over-year compared to worldwide shipment growth of 7.2 percent, according to a recent IDC report.

Worldwide shipments in Q1 2011 are recorded at 30.8 million units with monochrome laser leading in growth with almost 8.5 million units shipped. According to IDC, that’s the fourth consecutive quarter where monochrome laser surpassed color laser in terms of year-over-year growth, producing a 22 percent gain. Monochrome laser printers are, reportedly, the dominant type of laser in the office, accounting for 62 percent share of all monochrome devices.

The report highlights inkjet printers losing share to laser technology with inkjet registered at 63 percent of overall shipments in Q1 2011, down four points from a year ago, while laser devices grew three points to 33 percent market share over the same time period in Q1 2010.

HP continues to dominate the global hardcopy market with 42.4 percent market share, demonstrating growth of 10.5 percent year-over-year.

With 17.4 percent market share, Canon holds the second-ranked vendor position with over 5.3 million units shipped. The vendor enjoyed an 11.3 percent year-over-year gain.

Epson continues to hold the third place ranking with 14.1 percent market share and close to 4.4 million units shipped. Samsung and Brother ended the quarter in a statistical tie for fourth position with shipments of roughly 1.8 million units and year-over-year growth of 1.1 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively.

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