AUSTRALIA PRINTER MARKET SINKS

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AUSTRALIA PRINTER MARKET SINKS

 user 2009-09-11 at 12:30:58 pm Views: 38
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    http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/318160/australian_printer_market_slides
    AUSTRALIA PRINTER MARKET SINKS !
    Inkjets rise slightly in Q2 but laser printers continue to fall with little hope of 2009 recovery
    The
    Australian laser printer market continues to slide, with sales down 6
    per cent in Q2 compared to the previous quarter, according to new
    market figures from IDC.The analyst group’s program manager for IT
    hardware research and consulting, Rishi Ghai, said year-on-year sales
    for single-function laser printers dropped by 38 per cent. This
    contradicts the sales spike traditionally experienced between Q1 to
    Q2.“We are seeing signs of improvement in terms of vendors reporting
    some buying activity from their clients, but it’s still slow and it’s
    cautious,” he said.

    Inkjet printers performed better with sales
    up a modest 3.7 per cent in quarter-on-quarter results, but
    year-on-year results were down 19.1 per cent.“A lot of vendors felt
    immense pressure from the economy and the declining [Aussie] dollar
    value and had to increase their prices,” Ghai said. “The dollar value
    is increasing, but I think the vendors will take some time to revise
    their prices downwards. It’s not going to happen quickly.“You could say
    2009 is the year of decline. The extent of decline will reduce in 2010
    and it may revert to positive growth by the time we reach 2011.”The
    printer results differ sharply from the positive server sales data from
    Gartner, which showed Australia beating the global trend and doubling
    revenue between Q1 and Q2.