Printer shipments fall globally in Q2

HP has the top market share in a dwindling pie for printers. Canon is No. 2.

Printer manufacturers are scrapping for market share as unit shipments continued to fall in the second quarter, according to IDC. Aside from Wi-Fi enabled printers, unit volume was whacked.

Among the key points from IDC:

  • Inkjet printers accounted for 60 percent market share in a field of 20 million units or show. 
  • Printer shipments fell 12.7 percent for inkjets. That fall is the largest since the third quarter of 2009. Wireless inkjets show growth.
  • HP is the leader with 39.6 percent market share in the second quarter. Canon is second with 21.4 percent share.
  • Laser printers showed growth of 0.8 percent in the second quarter.
  • Color laser printers account for 16 percent of the category.