Inkjet continues to be the dominant technology with 63% share
Hardcopy peripherals (HCP) unit shipments are up 6% year over year in Q2 2011 in emerging markets, seventh consecutive quarter of growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.
In comparison, the developed regions recorded the first quarter of negative shipment growth since Q1 2010, resulting in a year-over-year decline of 0.3% in the overall HCP market.
The worldwide HCP market saw shipments of nearly 29 million units in the second quarter with inkjet continuing as the dominant technology with 63% share.
Laser enjoyed 4% year-over-year growth in unit shipments and gained 1 point to 32% share over the same time period.
Monochrome laser continued its positive performance from the last six quarters in the second quarter with 5% year-over-year growth and close to 7.9 million units shipped.
All regions except Western Europe and the US saw year-over-year growth in monochrome shipments with Latin America leading the pack at 30%.
Color laser posted a decline of 3% year over year in unit shipments, the first negative trend since 2009.
With close to 1.5 million units shipped in 2Q11, the best performance region for color laser was Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ)with more than 278 thousand units, resulting in 7% year-over-year growth.
Despite nearly flat year-over-year growth, HP managed to gain one point of share from a year ago, driven mostly by gains in Latin America and APeJ.
Canon continued as the number 2 vendor with 19.5% share in the overall hardcopy market, essentially unchanged from a year ago.
Epson remained the number 3 vendor in the global HCP market with 12.3% market share, down 2 points from a year ago.
Samsung strengthened its position as the number 4 vendor in the total HCP market with 6% share.
Brother held the number 5 ranking with 5.6% share, up one point from a year ago, and more than 1.6 million units shipped.
Worldwide Hardcopy Peripheral Trackers program manager Phuong Hang said while the HCP market is largely shaped by Japanese manufacturers, in both hardware and consumable supplies, IDC expects the production decline due to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake in March to be short term.