According to IDC W. European printer and multifunction (MFP) markets are growing strong, with the Q2 2014 market growing by 5% Y-o-Y as shipments reach 4.92 million units.
The analyst mentions a number of "positive growth areas," namely the colour laser and inkjet segments, but monochrome laser printers contract as the market continues moving towards colour products.
MFP products make 78% of Q2 2014 shipments with 7.8% Y-o-Y growth, while printers are down by -3.6%. Colour laser and inkjet printers increase for both MFP and printer segments, but monochrome markets decline in both categories and printer products are down at a faster rate than MFP.
Further on IDC says "most countries" show growth in Q2 2014, but certain markets are still struggling with recover as growth patterns vary with some countries showing strong double-digit growth while others remain in the low single digits.Read more...