Printer Sales Bomb in Q2 - Epson market share plunges Sep 09, 2011 13:40 by John Sollars
UK Printer sales bombed by 15 percent in unit terms during the second quarter of 2011, compared with the same period a year ago, with lasers the only sector to show growth. According to research conducted by Context and reported in CRN, inkjet printers plunged off a cliff face during Q2 with sales shrinking by 41 per cent, all in one (AIO) inkjets also slid albeit not as badly as basic printers and lost 17 per cent market share by volume.According to Context, the UK saw HP consolidate and grow its market share from 39 per cent in the year ago quarter to 54 per cent in Q2 2011, but the biggest loser was Epson whose market share had collapsed, losing eight per cent in Q2 2011 over the same period last year, it now has only 12 per cent of the UK printer market.Canon lost a couple of percentage points slipping from 19 to 17 percent, but Samsung increased market share and is now up to five per cent alongside Brother who remained unchanged.The biggest growth segment was in AIO Laser printers which showed a growth of 20 per cent in the quarter across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region as single function machines and AIO consumer inkjets fell from favour.
Apparently copier based Multi-Function-Printer (MFP) sales suffered across EMEA which was probably due to the recessionary effects on businesses which were particularly felt in western Europe with a drop in sales of 12 per cent compared to the same period last year.
So the league table at the end of Q2 2011
Manufacturer Market Share % increase/decrease HP 54% Up by 15% Canon 17% Down by 2% Epson 12% Down by 8% Samsung 5% Up by 2% Brother 5% No Movement
Congratulations have to go to HP for a superb performance in Q2