|Vendor||2008 Shipments||2008 Market Share (%)||2007 Shipments||2007 Market Share (%)||2008 – 2007 Growth (%)|
|Vendor||Q2 2008 Revenue||Q2 2008 Market Share||Q2 2007 Revenue||Q2 2007 Market Share||Growth, YTY|
The printer consumables market in Asia/Pacific region grew about 5% YOY to reach 46 mln units in Q2 2008. Inkjet cartridge remained dominant, accounting for 80% of the total printer consumables market or close to 37 mln units. Strong growth continued in the laser toner market with 18% growth YOY to exceed the 9 mln mark Q3 2008, according to IDC.
HP continued to garner the largest unit market share at 58% in the toner market, maintaining a good lead ahead of Samsung at 12%, who had done a commendable job in pushing its main unit sales. In Q2 2008, the inkjet cartridge market only managed to ink a 2% growth, which pales in comparison to 8% growth in Q2 2007. Growth in most countries were modest at 3 to 4% in Q2 2008 except for slightly better compared to the growth in Thailand (10%) and Philippines (7%). HP, Epson and Canon remained the key stakeholders in the inkjet cartridge market with a combined unit market share of 90%, according to IDC.
Slovenian shipments of hardcopy peripherals (HCPs) declined 5.3% YOY to less than 147,350 devices, while market value grew 5.1% to $52.2 mln in 2007. The top 3 vendors on the Slovenian volume market in 2007 were HP, Canon, and Samsung. Together, they controlled almost 75% of the market and were the only players exceeding a 10% market share each. In total, laser devices accounted for 45.6% of total shipments and inkjet almost 53%. The steepest growth was seen in the color laser MFP category, with shipments skyrocketing 162.2%, albeit from a relatively small base, according to IDC.
The worldwide solid state drive (SSD) market is for real and generated nearly $400 mln in revenues in 2007. SSD revenue will increase at a 70% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2007-2012 and unit shipments at a slightly faster rate of 76%, IDC predicts, according to IDC.
In 2007, the Croatian HCP market grew 2.2% in volume and 2.1% in value YOY to almost 200,000 units, worth $54.4 mln. Accounting for more than 62% of shipments, single-function (SF) printers – particularly inkjet – remained the most popular device in the Croatian HCP market in 2007. However, printers have been losing market share to multifunctional peripherals (MFPs), sales of which surged almost 25% in 2007 to account for 37.6% of total market volume. Shipments of color laser peripheral grew 27.3% year on year in 2007. MFPs accounted for 17.3% of total color laser shipments in Croatia in 2007, up from just under 13% in 2006. The top 3 vendors in the Croatian hardcopy devices market in 2007 – HP, Canon, and Epson – retained their rankings from 2006. Together, they accounted for more than 78% of total shipments in 2007. IDC expects the Croatian market for hardcopy devices to grow, on average, 2.6% year on year over the next five years, with MFPs fueling the growth, according to IDC.
According to IDC, the volume of shipments of multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) in 2008 in Romania reached almost 250,000 units, which represents 24% YTY growth.
According to IDC the identity and access management (IAM) market in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) was valued at $89.4 mln in 2007. The market is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.1% to reach $189.3 mln by 2012.
According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) Tracker, the combined printer and MFP market grew 6.3% YTY to reach 6.5 mln units in Q1 2008. Prices of A4 monochrome and color laser MFPs hit new low at $160 and $250 respectively following aggressive trade-in and end-user promotions. The A3 laser MFP market grew 16.4% sequentially in conjunction with the fiscal year-end closing of most Japanese vendors.