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Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declined 7.5% Year Over Year in the First Quarter of 2020, According to IDC
[May 20, 2020]

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declined 7.5% Year Over Year in the First Quarter of 2020, According to IDC


Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) contracted 7.5% year over year to 21.1 million units in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. The severe year-over-year drop was due to COVID-19 supply chain disruption as most vendors have their manufacturing plants in China. The brightest spot for the quarter was the year-over-year expansion of color laser multifunction printers (MFPs) in the 21-30 ppm range, which grew 3.0% to approximately 793,000 units shipped.

Notable highlights from the first quarter include:

  • Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and Japan are the two regions with positive year-over-year growth in unit shipments during 1Q20, with CEE growing 1.8% to approximately 1.3 million units and Japan increasing 5.2% to more than 1.1 million units.
  • Ink tank devices continue to expand year over year, growing 5.5% to approximately 3.7 million units shipped.
  • Brother and Epson outperformed all other companies in the top 5. Brother grew 9.6% year over year to more than 1.8 million units shipped while Epson increased 0.2% to more than 4.3 million units. Both vendors showed year-over-year expansion the US and Latin America as well as Central & Eastern Europe.





Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Unit Shipments, Company Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q1 2020 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

1Q20 Unit
Shipments

1Q20 Market
Share

1Q19 Unit
Shipments

1Q19 Market
Share

1Q20/1Q19
Growth

1. HP Inc.

7,953,805

42%

9,627,829

38%

-17.4%

2. Canon (News - Alert) Group

4,322,142

19%

4,349,027

20%

-0.6%

3. Epson

4,321,448

19%

4,312,875

20%

+0.2%

4. Brother

1,831,609

7%

1,670,633

9%

+9.6%

5. Kyocera (News - Alert) Group

501,469

2%

533,389

2%

-6.0%

Others

2,220,189

10%

2,361,994

10%

-6.0%

Total

21,150,662

100%

22,855,747

100%

-7.5%

Source (News - Alert): IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, May 2020


Notes:

  • IDC tracks A2-A4 devices whose primary application is document printer in the Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.
  • Hardcopy Peripherals include single-function printers, multifunction printers (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 that illustrates worldwide unit shipments for the top 5 hardcopy peripherals companies in 1Q19 and 1Q20 is available by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

For more information about IDC's (News - Alert) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang at phang@idc.com.

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About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading tech media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter (News - Alert) at @IDC and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the IDC Blog for industry news and insights: http://bit.ly/IDCBlog_Subscribe.

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