Hardcopy Peripherals Market Grew 1.2%

Hardcopy Peripherals Market Grew 1.2%

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The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market increased 1.2% year over year to nearly 28.1 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), according to IDC. The growth was driven by a solid performance in the inkjet market, which grew 3.3% year over year. Shipment value, on the other hand, decreased 1.0% year over year to $13.7 billion in the quarter.

Three out of the top 5 companies saw year-over-year shipment growth in 4Q17, with Epson leading the way at 12.2%, followed by Brother at 5.2% and Canon 's 1.4%. Top-ranked HP recorded a year-over-year decline of 3.8% in 4Q17. For the full year 2017, HP 's shipments of more than 39 million units remained unchanged from 2016 while Epson, Brother, and Canon posted positive year-over-year growth of 4.6%, 3.6%, and 1.3%, respectively.

Contributing to inkjet's growth of 3.3% year over year in 4Q17 were increases from Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ). Some of the factors behind these gains included a rise in shipments of ink tank devices outside of the APeJ region, increased salary levels that had helped to boost consumption along with the rapid growth of e-tail channels in China, and high demand from businesses after the implementation of GST in India.

Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) outperformed all other regions in the laser segment, posting 6.1% year over year growth to 3.9 million units shipped in 4Q17. China continued to be the main source of growth in the region due to strong expansion of the small and medium-size business segment and strong demand during the year-end online shopping festivals. India was also a major contribution to growth in the region with a 19.0% year -over-year increase in shipments.

Epson showed positive year-over-year growth in all IDC's regional markets. Epson launched more new models this quarter to help support its push of ink-tank devices. Although the L360 is still Epson's top model, adoption of the L380 also showed strong momentum as the shipment volume almost surpassed the L360 model this quarter. Meanwhile, the L1300 had been the best performing model of Epson's new range of devices.

Worldwide Market, Units, Share, and Growth, Q4 2017 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

4Q17 Shipments

4Q17 Share

4Q16 Shipments

4Q16 Share

4Q17/4Q16 Growth

1. HP

10,258,659

36.5%

10,666,405

38.4%

-3.8%

2. Canon

6,483,914

23.1%

6,395,229

23.0%

1.4%

3. Epson

5,550,928

19.8%

4,946,602

17.8%

12.2%

4. Brother

2,114,832

7.5%

2,010,964

7.2%

5.2%

5. Xerox

580,153

2.1%

608,240

2.2%

-4.6%

Others

3,097,483

11.0%

3,137,508

11.3%

-1.3%

Total

28,085,969

100.0%

27,764,948

100.0%

1.2%

 

Worldwide Market, Units, Share, and Growth, 2017 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

2017 Shipments

2017 Share

2016 Shipments

2016 Share

2017/2016 Growth

1. HP

39,228,206

39.2%

39,213,263

39.6%

+0.0%

2. Canon

20,859,964

20.9%

20,599,235

20.8%

+1.3%

3. Epson

18,262,649

18.3%

17,463,131

17.6%

+4.6%

4. Brother

7,521,495

7.5%

7,261,285

7.3%

+3.6%

5. Xerox

2,302,668

2.3%

2,468,446

2.5%

-6.7%

Others

11,775,411

11.8%

12,035,500

12.2%

-2.2%

Total

99,950,393

100.0%

99,040,860

100.0%

+0.9%

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