2013-06-22 at 8:56:20 am #2015
Multi-function Printers Gain Momentum in Western Europe in Q2
Inkjet printer shipments In Western Europe grew 16 percent in unit terms during the second quarter of 2004 compared to the same period a year ago. The analysts report that all-in-ones accounted for 51percent of all inkjet sales in the UK, France and Germany during the quarter.
The overall inkject Printer market growth–despite a decline in standalone inkjet printer shipments, –is a growing sign of the transition from single function to multi-function printers among consumers.
Printer Shipment report for the second quarter of 2004, tracking quarterly shipments of standalone and all-in-one inkjet printers in Western Europe, showed that standalone inkjet printer shipments declined by 8% the second quarter 2004 versus the same quarter a year ago. However, thanks to a 73% growth of all-in-ones, total shipments for ink-related technologies amounted to a 16% increase in the same period. In the wake of the Olympics, the biggest growth rate was seen in Greece, with 382% growth in total.
All-in-one inkjets accounted for 44% of total inkjet shipments in Q2 2004, up from 30% on the same quarter a year ago. Seven countries shipped more all-in-ones than standalone inkjets in this period. Denmark leads the way, with 56% penetration of all-in-ones.
Meanwhile, tracking sales of business and consumer technology products through indirect channels of distribution in Europe, revealed that all-in-one penetration in the total inkjet market in UK, France and Germany, increased by 16 percentage points year-on-year, from 35% penetration in Q2 2003 to 51% in Q2 2004.
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