High-end Color Laser Segment Reports Continuous Growth in Q4 2015

Despite the 13.7% year-over-year (YOY) global decline of the laser market in the fourth quarter of 2015 (Q4 2015), the shipment of high-end color laser devices (45 ppm+) continued to report growth with 182,000 units.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market (for laser and inkjet combined) decreased 10.8% YOY to 27.58 million units shipped in Q4, with inkjet experiencing a decline of 9.6% YOY.

Other highlights from the Q4 2015 include:

  • The trend for contracts continues to grow YOY in Q4 2015 with more than 1.6 million units being shipped for managed print services.
  • Epson outperformed all other vendors in the top 5 in Q4 with approximately 4.9 million units shipped, flat from last year. The vendor’s L series remains strong despite now having competition from all other major vendors. Epson also enjoyed YOY growth in the business inkjet segment with its large ink tanks.
  • The Canadian HCP market grew 7.2% YOY to 2.7 million units shipped. Both inkjet and laser markets experienced YOY growth of 1.7% and 5.5%, respectively.

Detailed information at: www.idc.com/

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