HP retains leadership position in printer market
NOV-2013 – Hewlett-Packard Co retained its leadership position in Indian printer and copier market in the second quarter of 2013. The combined serial inkjet and page printer, copier and multifunction product market in India totalled 6,81,584 units during the reporting quarter. This is a 4.7 per cent fall from the second quarter of 2012, according to a study by research and analysis firm Gartner. The total end user spending in the second quarter totalled $235.4 million, a 13 per cent decline from the same period last year. The monochrome market declined 1.5 per cent, while the colour market remained flat, it added. HP remained the market leader with 52 per cent market share, followed by Canon with 24 per cent share. Epson accounted for 9 per cent, while Samsung 8 per cent in the second quarter. The page A4 MFP segment continued to grow in the second quarter of 2013 and posted a 12 per cent rise. With a growth rate of 37.4 per cent, HP garnered a 59 per cent market share, followed by Samsung 20.3 per cent and Canon 12.1 per cent.