Global HCP Market Shipment Increased By 1.2% Year-on-year In The Fourth Quarter Of 2017

- Mar 05, 2018-

Recently, the report released by International Data Corporation (IDC) showed that the shipment volume of the global printing peripherals equipment (HCP) market increased by 1.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), reaching 28 million 100 thousand.

IDC said the growth was mainly due to the robust performance of the inkjet HCP market - the four quarter of 2017, and the inkjet HCP market increased by 3.3% over the same period. 

But the total amount of shipments was $13 billion 700 million (about 86 billion 906 million yuan) in the four quarter, down 1% from the same period.

It is reported that three of the top five companies in the HCP market have increased in the fourth quarter, of which EPSON is leading by 12.2%, followed by brothers and Canon, the growth rate is 5.2% and 1.4% respectively. HP, which ranked first in the market, dropped 3.8% from a year earlier in the four quarter.

It is understood that in 2017, Hewlett-Packard Co HCP shipments over 39 million units, compared with 2016, basically remained the same. EPSON, brothers and Canon's HCP shipments were increased by 4.6%, 3.6% and 1.3%, respectively, over the same period.

Other major information in the report also included:

In the four quarter of 2017, the shipments of inkjet HCP increased by 3.3% over the same period. This growth is mainly due to the growth of shipments in Latin America, central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) (excluding Japan) (APeJ). Promote the above yield some of the reasons: outside of the APeJ region increased ink printing equipment shipments; Chinese area wages rose to promote the consumption level; the rapid development of electronic China retail channels; India implementation of the new tax on goods and services, enterprises have more demands on the jet HCP.

The Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) has outperformed all other parts of the world in the field of laser HCP, and the year-on-year growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 6.1%, with a shipment volume of 3 million 900 thousand. Due to the strong expansion of the SME market and the strong market demand during the year-end Online Shopping Festival, China is still the main source of HCP shipment growth in the region. In addition, India also made a prominent contribution to the growth of laser HCP in the region, and the shipments of laser HCP in this area increased by 19% in the four quarter.

EPSON's shipments in all the regional markets of the IDC survey showed a year-on-year increase. EPSON launched a number of new printing equipment in the four quarter of 2017, which further promoted the growth of the shipments of the ink bin type printing equipment.


Editor’s Note: This post was Published by Proffisy on 05 March,2018.