U.S. PRINTER/MFP’s SHIPMENTS DOWN 4%

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U.S. PRINTER/MFP’s SHIPMENTS DOWN 4%

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    US Printer and MFP Shipments Declined 4 Percent in Second Quarter of 2006.
    Poor
    photo printer sales helped total printer and multifunction product
    (MFP) shipments in the United States to decline 4.2 percent in the
    second quarter of 2006, according to Gartner, Inc. Total U.S. printer
    and MFP shipments totaled 7.7 million units in the quarter. Inkjet
    printer and MFP shipments reached 5.5 million units, while page printer
    and MFP shipments reached 1.7 million units.“The decline in the U.S.
    printer and MFP market is happening for few reasons,” said Camille
    Iorns, senior research analyst for Gartner. “Poor sales of
    single-function printers had a large impact on the market as higher
    numbers of users have begun to print photos at retail stores as they
    become more aware of their options. Secondly, many vendors have
    discontinued bundling free printer with PC or digital camera purchases,
    which has resulted in lower overall shipments.”Driven by poor sales of
    single-function printers, U.S. inkjet printer and MFP shipments
    declined 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2006. HP continued to
    dominate the inkjet printer and MFP market in the second quarter with a
    56.4 percent market share. HP and Canon were the only vendors in the
    top-tier to post positive growth in the quarter. Dell declined 51.3
    percent because of its decision to discontinue free bundling programs
    of single-function inkjet and refocus its efforts on the more lucrative
    multifunction inkjet space.The U.S. page printer and MFP segment
    increased 13.4 percent in the second quarter because of the success of
    low-end monochrome and color A4 format devices. HP also took the top
    spot in the page printer and MFP segment with 42.7 percent market share
    . Dell was in the No. 2 position with a 9.3 percent market share,
    followed by Brother with 7.6 of the market. Due to increasing presence
    on retail shelves, Brother increased 54.5 percent to move past Canon to
    become the No. 3 vendor in the page printer and MFP
    category.Multifunction color products were very successful in the
    second quarter of 2006, growing shipments by 48.7 percent over the same
    period last year. Gartner expects this market to continue to grow and
    to be very popular with small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that are in
    need of the convenience of color to produce marketing collateral and
    other business documents.