HCP Market Decreased 4.8 Percent in 4Q18

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market decreased 4.8% year over year to approximately 26.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), according to IDC. The brightest spot for the quarter was HP’s positive year-over-year performance of 3.6% in unit shipments. The vendor expanded year over year in its top two regional markets – Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ) and the United States.

Total inkjet market in the APeJ region recorded its eleventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth with 3.59 million units shipped, the highest in a quarter since Q2 2012. APeJ was the only region to have achieved positive year-over-year shipment growth this quarter.

All speed ranges of color laser MFPs in the U.S. experienced growth except the 1-10 ppm and 11-20 ppm, each of which declined year over year. Canon had the highest year-over-year growth in the 21-90 ppm segment.

Increased shipments in Ink Tank devices was observed in Latin America. 4Q18 marks the second consecutive quarter where Ink Tank machines surpassed the unit volume of ink cartridge machines. All vendors in this space recorded year over expansion.

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, 4Q18 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

4Q18 Shipments

4Q18 Share

4Q17 Shipments

4Q17 Share

4Q18/4Q17 Growth

1. HP

10,595,264

39.6%

10,224,556

36.4%

3.6%

2. Canon

5,967,368

22.3%

6,485,110

23.1%

-8.0%

3. Epson

4,734,937

17.7%

5,581,251

19.9%

-15.2%

4. Brother

2,064,428

7.7%

2,118,463

7.5%

-2.6%

5. Kyocera

523,367

2.0%

518,564

1.8%

0.9%

Others

2,849,450

10.7%

3,162,141

11.3%

-9.9%

Total

26,734,814

100.0%

28,090,085

100.0%

-4.8%

 

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, Full Year 2018 (based on unit shipments)

Companies

2018 Shipments

2018 Share

2017 Shipments

2017 Share

2018/2017 Growth

1. HP

40,069,721

40.5%

39,315,851

39.3%

1.9%

2. Canon

20,368,262

20.6%

20,873,758

20.9%

-2.4%

3. Epson

17,757,855

17.9%

18,248,099

18.2%

-2.7%

4. Brother

7,475,291

7.6%

7,525,126

7.5%

-0.7%

5.Kyocera

2,022,797

2.0%

1,959,229

2.0%

+3.2%

Others

11,296,043

11.4%

12,124,683

12.1%

-6.8%

Total

98,989,969

100.0%

100,046,746

100.0%

-1.1%



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