This IDC study quantifies the worldwide hardcopy peripheral printer market opportunities and analyzes issues, trends, and product advances in this market. It contains 2011–2013 data showing actual unit shipments, value of shipments (end-user spending), and average selling value (ASV), whereas 2014–2018 data is projected.
"While the worldwide printer market will show declines throughout the IDC forecast period, there are pockets of growth. Color inkjet is the main driver behind falling printer shipments. Monochrome laser is a relatively flat market when it comes to single-function devices, but color printers will show growth through 2018. The overarching theme regardless of technology is that vendors are going after those higher-value shipments that produce more pages to drive consumables growth." — Amy Machado, senior research analyst, IDC Hardcopy Solutions
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