EMEA Printer, Copier and MFP Unit Shipments, 2008

Vendor 2008 Shipments 2008 Market Share (%) 2007 Shipments 2007 Market Share (%) 2008 – 2007 Growth (%)
Hewlett-Packard 20,737 43.0 23,221 44.1 -10.7
Canon 8,212 17.0 8,337 15.8 -1.5
Epson 6,576 13.6 6,651 12.6 -1.1
Brother 3,306 6.9 3,224 6.1 2.5
Samsung Electronics 2,826 5.9 2,430 4.6 16.3
Others 6,572 13.6 8,789 16.7 -25.2
Total 48,229 100.0 52,652 100.0 -8.4
Source: Gartner

Worldwide storage software revenue in Q2 2008

Vendor Q2 2008 Revenue Q2 2008 Market Share Q2 2007 Revenue Q2 2007 Market Share Growth, YTY
1. EMC $745 24.2% $685 25.4% 8.7%
2. Symantec $588 19.1% $464 17.2% 26.9%
3. IBM $409 13.3% $364 13.5% 12.3%
4. NetApp $239 7.8% $215 8.0% 11.3%
5. Hewlett-Packard $147 4.8% $131 4.9% 12.5%
5. CA $136 4.4% $129 4.8% 5.2%
Others $812 26.4% $706 26.2% 14.9%
All Vendors $3,076 100.0% $2,694 100.0% 14.2%
Source: IDC

Asian printer consumables market grew 5% 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.

In Q2 2008 inkjet cartridge market grew 2%

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 declined 5.3% in 2008

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.

Croatian printer market grew 2.2% in 2007

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.

Asia printer market grew 6.3% in Q1 2008

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.