Printer, copier and MFP market share: HP leads ahead of Canon, Epson, Samsung in Q1 2013

HP is leading the Indian printer, copier and multifunction product (MFP) market in the first quarter of 2013.

HP has a market share of 52 percent.

Canon’s market share is 20 percent.

Epson accounted for 9 percent.

Samsung Electronics accounted for 8 percent of the market.

Gartner says the combined serial inkjet and page printer, copier and MFP market in India totaled 690,344 units in the first quarter of 2013, down 8.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012.

Total end user spending declined 1 percent to $237.5 million.

Both the monochrome and color markets posted a decline of 2.9 percent and 11.2 percent.

“Vendors are targeting the small and midsize business (SMB) and Small office home office (SOHO) markets in India with increased focus on the cost and quality needs of office users,” said Zalak Shah, research analyst at Gartner.


India Printer, Copier and MFP Unit Shipment Estimates, 1Q13 (Thousands of Units)

  1Q13 Shipments 1Q13 Market Share (%) 1Q12 Shipments 1Q12 Market Share (%) 1Q13-1Q12 Growth (%)
HP 360.8 52.3 408.4 53.9 -11.6
Canon 137.4 19.9 150.7 19.9 -8.8
Epson 63.4 9.2 67.1 8.9 -5.5
Samsung Electronics 57.8 8.4 61.0 8.1 -5.2
Others 70.9 10.2 70.5 9.2 -20.6
Total 690.3 100 757.7 100 -8.9

Note: Totals may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Gartner (June 2013)

The Page A4 MFP segment posted 18 percent growth in Q1. HP posted 39.5 percent growth and a market share of 55 percent. Samsung, at No.2, grew slightly with its market share at 20.5 percent, Canon’s shipments declined by 3 percent, and it accounted for 12.5 percent of the market.

The Page A3 MFP segment declined 14.8 percent. Canon led the market with 26.3 percent market share; while Konica Minolta was No. 2 with 16 percent market share. Canon performed well in the low and mid speed monochrome device market for this segment. Konica Minolta declined 4 percent due to a fall in the low end segment as compared to the first quarter of 2012.

The page printer market overall experienced a decline of 14.1 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

The market leaders in this segment remain the same with HP at 55.4 percent market share, followed by Canon at 25.7 percent market share, and Samsung with 10 percent market share.

HP, Canon and Samsung’s shipments declined 13.7 percent, 27.6 percent and 15.2 percent. Color page printers in the 11-20, 21-30 and 31-40 ppm segment did well compared to the first quarter of 2012.

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