Global Printer Shipments Decrease Significantly Says IDC

Global Printer Shipments Decrease Significantly Says IDC

Global Printer Shipments Decrease Significantly Says IDC

Global Printer Shipments Decrease Significantly Says IDCAccording to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, global shipments, and the value of those shipments, of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) declined in the first quarter of 2024.

Unit shipments dropped by 17.6% to 18.8 million units, while shipment value decreased by 15.6% to $9.3 billion. Annual declines ranging from 19.9% to 18.2% were observed across all three largest regional markets, primarily due to a less favorable base than in the same period last year.

Additionally, vendors’ reduced willingness to ship due to price reductions and high inventory levels contributed to the downturn.

Regarding the performance of major HCP brands, all experienced contractions to varying degrees.

IDC: World HCP Shipment Decreased in Q1 2024

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Unit Shipments, Company Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q1 2024 (based on unit shipments)

HP and Epson, which together hold approximately half of the market share, were the most affected, with declines of 20.1% and 19.6%, respectively. In contrast, Brother saw only a slight decrease of 8%. Notably, Brother managed to increase shipments of ink tanks through B2B-focused channels in the Asia/Pacific regions, resulting in year-on-year growth.

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Companies 1Q24 Unit Shipments 1Q24 Market Share 1Q23 Unit Shipments 1Q23 Market Share 1Q23/1Q22 Growth
1. HP Inc. 6,570,320 34.9% 8,226,438 36.0% -20.1%
2. Epson 4,097,199 21.8% 5,093,033 22.3% -19.6%
3. Canon Group 3,591,857 19.1% 4,175,621 18.3% -14.0%
4. Brother 1,759,218 9.4% 1,912,896 8.4% -8.0%
5. Pantum 530,127 2.8% 615,714 2.7% -13.9%
Others 2,259,778 12.0% 2,798,004 12.3% -19.2%
Total 18,808,499 100.0% 22,821,706 100.0% -17.6%




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