Production Printer Sales Show 9.4% Growth in Q2 of 2015

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Production Printer Sales Show 9.4% Growth in Q2 of 2015

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    Production Printer Sales Show 9.4% Growth in Q2 of 2015
    Worldwide Shipments in the Production Printer Tracker Show 9.4% Growth in the Second Quarter of 2015, According to IDC

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–The worldwide production print market enjoyed 9.4% year-over-year growth in unit shipments in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker, unit shipments grew to approximately 9,279 units (printers and MFPs) and shipment value increased 6.0% to nearly $1.1 billion in the same time period.

    Market highlights from the second quarter include the following:

    • All of IDC's regional markets saw positive year-over-year unit growth in the production print space. Key contributors to the worldwide growth were Latin America (32.7%),Middle East & Africa (30.7%), and Western Europe (19.7%).
    • All categories in the production print market recorded year-over-year gains. Mid-Production shipments grew 5.8% year over year while Production shipments increased 25.8% and Label & Packaging was up 18.3%.
    • Color laser shipments grew 24.8% year over year in 2Q15. The Xerox Versant 2100 Press and Konica Minolta bizhub Press C1100/C1085 have each made strong gains in this segment and contributed significantly to the growth of color laser space. "Production-class presses had a strong second quarter, with both color and monochrome performing well. For color laser, the Versant 2100 from Xerox is off to a robust start. HP also found high demand for its Indigo 7800. In monochrome, the United States remains the largest market. The Canon Océ VarioPrint 6200 family and the Ricoh Pro 8100 presses continue to grab cutsheet share. High speed inkjet saw a slip following a record breaking first quarter, but we expect that segment — with long selling cycles — to rebound in the coming quarters," said Amy Machado, Senior Research Analyst, Hardcopy Peripheral Solutions.

    Worldwide Production Market Share, 2015 Q2 (based on shipment value)*


    Value ($M)




    Value ($M)





    1. Xerox Group1       $492.7       44.8%       $476.6       45.9%       3.4%
    2. HP       $207.3       18.8%       $204.9       19.7%       1.2%
    3. Ricoh Group2       $132.5       12.0%       $78.6       7.6%       68.6%
    4. Canon Group3       $96.6       8.8%       $134.0       12.9%       -27.9%
    5. Konica Minolta Group4       $93.4       8.5%       $78.4       7.6%       19.2%
    Others       $77.9       7.1%       $65.8       6.3%       18.4%
    Total       $1,100.5       100.0%       $1,038.3       100.0%       6.0%

    Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker, August 2015

    Notes: * Includes Mid-Production, Production (full production) and Label & Packaging segments.

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

    1 Xerox Group: Xerox, Fuji Xerox

    2 Ricoh Group: Gestetner (NRG), Lanier, Nashua, Nashuatec, Rex Rotary, Ricoh, Ricoh Industry

    3 Canon Group: Canon, Showa Jyoho

    4 Konica Minolta Group: Develop, ITEC, Konica Minolta, Sindoh

    In addition to the table above, a graphic illustrating the worldwide market share of the top 5 vendors in the total production print market for the previous five quarters is available here. The chart is intended for public use in online news articles and social media.