PC sales up 14% in 2007, printer sales up 3%

Overall PC unit sales climbed 14% in 2007, while printer units rose just 3%, Bernstein Research said. The status of printer sales trailing PCs is in contrast to 5 years ago, when PC unit sales rose 11% and printer units grew by 15%. In 2007, for every 100 consumer PCs sold, there were only 90 inkjet printers. In 2003, 136 inkjets were sold for every 100 consumer PCs. Inkjet printer unit sales will grow 6% to 8% a year.