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Forecast Analysis: Printers, Copiers and MFPs, Worldwide, 4Q13 Update

Published: 10 January 2014

ID: G00260046

Analyst(s): Zalak Shah, Tomoko Mitani, Elizabeth Kim , Lai-ling Lam


The printer, copier and multifunction product market will remain weak during the forecast period. Shipment is forecast to decline at a 0.8% compound annual rate through 2017.

Table Of Contents


  • Key Changes in the 4Q13 Forecast
    • Output Technology Key Changes
    • Regional Key Changes


  • Professional IT Strategy
  • Replacement Trends
    • Digital Alternative to Print
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Road Map
  • Macroeconomy

Market Model

  • Units
  • End-User Spending
  • Revenue
  • Influencing Factors
    • Hardware Pricing Trends
    • Macroeconomy
    • Government Policies
    • Consumer Preferences
    • Disposable Income
    • Consumer Confidence
    • Corporate Revenue
    • Digital Alternatives to Print
    • Business IT Strategies
    • Replacement Cycles
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Road Maps
    • Printing Costs
    • Technology/Function
  • Connections
    • Consumer Behavior > Consumer Unit Demand
    • Business IT Strategies/Replacement Cycles > Business Unit Demand
    • Vendor Business Models and Technology Road Map > Hardware Pricing Trends
    • Digital Alternatives > Replacement Cycles

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