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WW unit shipments continue to decline

December 5, 2019

Worldwide hardcopy peripherals shipment value Increased 1.1% year-on-year in the third quarter, according to IDC’s latest tracker update.

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market saw its overall shipment value grow 1.1% year-on- year to approximately $11.6 billion (€10.45 billion) in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19). Unit shipments during the quarter declined 3.9% to 24 million, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.

Notable highlights from the quarter include that Japan recorded year-on-year growth for the second consecutive quarter with shipments up 6.1% to more than 1.5 million units. The growth was propelled by positive performances in both the inkjet and laser segments, which grew 5.7% and 7.7% respectively.

The A3 colour laser market posted 5.7% year-on-year growth with approximately 653,000 units shipped worldwide in 3Q19. Contributing to the growth was a 7.2% year-over-year increase in A3 colour laser MFP shipments.

Epson outperformed all other companies in the top five in terms of shipment growth. The vendor delivered a year-on-year increase of 4.3% with worldwide shipments of more than 4.6 million units in the quarter.

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