Hardcopy Peripherals Market Reports Growth in Q4

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market increased 0.6% year over year to 26.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (Q416).

So says the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, shipment value also increased to more than $14 billion in the quarter.

IDC also pointed that the shipment growth was driven by a solid performance in the inkjet and laser markets, which grew 0.6% and 1.6% year over year, respectively.

Some highlights from this quarter include:

  • Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ) posted 4.2% growth, the best year-over-year performance, with China continuing to be the key growth propeller.
  • Inkjet growth in China was fueled by continuous upsurge for ink tank printers within the small and medium business (SMB) segment, while laser growth was powered by channel expansion by the key vendors.
  • HP outperformed all other vendors in the top 5 with more than 10 million units, increasing 4.3% year over year.
    Epson L series (Ink tank) continued to gain popularity in APeJ and introduced four new L series models to help with its dominance in the Ink tank segment.

Detailed information at: www.idc.com/

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