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RESEARCH
Solid long-term
growth for colour laser
printers and MFPs in
EMEA, says IDC
The hardcopy peripherals (HCP) technology segments currently showing the most
encouraging long-term growth rates in EMEA are colour laser multifunction
peripherals (MFPs) and printer devices, with a 12.1 per cent compound annual
growth rate (CAGR) from 2009 to 2013, according to IDC research …
he hardcopy peripherals The overall EMEA HCP market shrinking for some time, and the paper management, and greatly
T
(HCP) technology will continue to struggle to deliver decline rates are the anticipated improved connectivity levels,
segments currently little more than modest growth. result of longer-term industry and as a result organisations will
showing the most Total HCP shipments in EMEA trends beginning to unfold. continue to replace multiple older
encouraging long-term are expected to achieve 2.0 per devices, which are often single
growth rates in EMEA are colour cent CAGR over the five-year function monochrome printers,
laser multifunction peripherals forecast period. A number of
Greatly improved
with a single new device, often
(MFPs) and printer devices, with high volume technology segments
connectivity
a colour MFP.”
a 12.1 per cent compound annual are expected to continue
growth rate (CAGR) from 2009 to declining, including colour inkjet Julio Vial, research manager for Leigh Worthing, senior analyst
2013, according to IDC research. printers (-16.6 per cent CAGR) European printers at IDC EMEA, at IDC covering Western
These strong double-digit growth and monochrome laser printers commented: “New devices are European printing markets,
rates come as good news to the (-2.5 per cent CAGR). However, becoming faster with higher added: “In the short to medium
HCP market in EMEA, particularly these segments have been monthly duty cycles, increased term, the increasing prevalence >>
as other technology segments in
this market come under increasing
pressure from both the ongoing
macroeconomic situation and
longer-term industry trends such
as the transition from monochrome
to colour, increasing levels of
print consolidation, and the shift
from single function printers
to MFPs in both the home and
office environments.
The growth in managed print
services is a significant
industry phenomenon,
especially within developed
IT markets such as Germany,
France, and the UK, and is
itself being driven, at least in
part, by the ongoing
recession and frozen credit
markets as organisations
switch to the utility billing
models that often require no
large-scale upfront capital
investments.
36 IT RESELLER – SEPTEMBER 2009
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