IDC Finds Double-Digit Growth in Worldwide Production Printer Shipments in the Second Quarter of 2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sep 27, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Worldwide shipments of production printers grew 15% year over year to 13,000 units (printers and MFPs) in the second quarter of 2013, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker. Despite the increase in shipment volume, shipment value declined -4% year over year to more than $500 million for the same time period.

On a geographic basis, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region enjoyed the highest year-over-year growth (16.6%) with shipments reaching 1,300 units. The Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region had 9.0% year-over-over growth with shipments totaling 1,500 units. Devices in the Mid-Production and Production categories were key contributors to the market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) with year-over-year growth of 47.2% and 5.3%, respectively.

“2013 will be a growth year for the digital production market. While the offset-to-digital migration is a part of the story, it can’t be ignored that vendors have been actively making technology enhancements from job creation to finishing, ensuring that digital print is value-added print,” said Amy Machado, Senior Research Analyst, Hardcopy Peripheral Solutions at IDC.

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In addition to the table above, an interactive graphic showing the worldwide market share of the top 4 vendors in the total production print market for Q2 2013 is available here. The chart is intended for public use in online news articles and social media. Instructions on how to embed this graphic can be found by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

Notes:

— IDC tracks Very Light, Light, Mid, Full Production and Label & Packaging devices in the Quarterly Production Print Tracker.

— Production Print Tracker includes single-function printers and multifunctional systems (MFPs). Data for all vendors are reported for calendar periods.

For more information about IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang at phang@idc.com.

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