Malaysian Printer and MFP Market Rebounded in 2012
The International Data Corporation (IDC) has reported that the printer and multifunction peripherals (MFP) market in Malaysia has experienced healthy growth during the first quarter of 2012 after months of consecutive declines. The market expanded 21.2% sequentially to reach over 320,000 unit shipments in 1Q 2012, compared to just over 260,000 unit shipments in 4Q 2011.
MFPs and inkjet printers have been the most popular choice amongst home users as they dominate the total hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market, holding 61.7% market share, as compared to laser printers and MFPs with just over 35.0%, followed by SDM at 3.3%.
With a recorded shipment of 197,000 units shipped in the first quarter of 2012, the overall Inkjet printers and MFPs market has grew 13.0% sequentially. This meant that the Inkjet MFPs have experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 17.7%, which accounted for 79.4% of the total inkjet market. Inkjet printers are still shrinking sequentially this time by 2.0% and only holding 20.6% of the total inkjet HCP market.
On the other hand, laser printers and MFPs have been experiencing a growth of 39.7% sequentially in Q1 2012. Among the main contributors of this significant growth were the large scale commercial tenders and total solutions offered by vendors. The laser MFP market has experienced a strong QoQ growth of 92.0%, which was represented by over 62,000 units shipped in the first quarter of 2012.
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