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Market Share Analysis: Printers, Copiers and MFPs, Worldwide, 2015

Published: 09 June 2016

ID: G00301928

Analyst(s): Lai-ling Lam , Tomoko Mitani


The market for printers, copiers and multifunction products declined in both unit shipments and end-user spending in 2015. Unit shipments were less than 100 million units for the first time in the past 10 years, and end-user spending was less than $50 billion after a five-year interval.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

  • External Factors Affecting Print Market Performance
  • Business Inkjet in Offices Slowed
  • Introduction of High-Capacity Ink Tank Models — Emergence of a New Sales Model?
  • Shift to Multifunction and Color and to Midrange
  • Growth in Production Market

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • HP/HP Inc.
  • Canon
  • Epson
  • Brother
  • Samsung Electronics

Other Notable Vendors

  • Ricoh
  • Fuji Xerox

Mergers and Acquisitions

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