*NEWS*WORLDWIDE PRINTER MRKT UP 18% /2005

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*NEWS*WORLDWIDE PRINTER MRKT UP 18% /2005

 user 2006-03-06 at 10:20:00 am Views: 71
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    Colour printer shipments drive worldwide market growth
    Worldwide
    shipments of page printers grew by almost 19 percent last year, driven
    by a big jump in the demand for colour printers.

    The
    number of printers shipped in 2005 rose to 21.4 million units from 18.1
    million in 2004, Gartner said. The increase was driven by a 44.3
    percent surge in colour printers to 3.1 million units.
    Shipments of monochrome printers, on the other hand, grew by about 15 percent to 18.4 million units.
    The
    colour printer market soared last year due to price cuts by vendors,
    Gartner said. The average selling price fell 21 percent. The monochrome
    printer market, on the other hand, was driven by the growth in small
    and midsize businesses and in the number of remote workers needing
    inexpensive printers.
    Hewlett-Packard held on to its lead position
    last year, accounting for 49 percent of all shipments. Rounding out the
    top five vendors were Samsung Electronics, 8.7 percent; Lexmark, 5.9
    percent; Brother, 5.5 percent; and Canon, 5.4 percent.
    Gartner
    defines a page printer as an output device that prints one page at a
    time. They include laser, light-emitting diodes and solid ink printers.