This IDC study quantifies the U.S. printer page volume market in detail, analyzing issues, trends, and changes in device usage. It contains IDC's review and forecast of the U.S. printer page volume market for 2009–2018. Printer installed base, average monthly volume, average annual monthly volume, and total page volume are presented in this document. Data for 2009–2013 is actual, whereas data for 2014–2018 is projected. Key findings include:
IDC forecasts a CAGR of -0.6% for the total U.S. single-function printer page volume market for 2013–2018. Note that there are pockets of opportunity within this market that show higher growth potential.
The product segments exhibiting the strongest page growth opportunity for vendors are the 45ppm+ color laser printer and high-speed inkjet segments.
"The single-function printer market installed base is in decline and will be for the foreseeable future because of the transition from single-function printers to multifunctional devices. The falling installed base, when coupled with declining AMPVs, will lead to declining total printer page volume throughout the forecast period. Furthermore, the slow economy will continue to act as a drag on total pages." — Alyson Frasco, research director, U.S. Hardcopy Peripherals Trackers and Forecasts