Calcutta, Dec. 29: The market size for inkjet and page printers, copiers and multifunction products (MFP) fell 4.7 per cent to 7,60,778 units in the third quarter of 2012 over the same period last year.
HP continued to lead the pack with a share of 50.6 per cent against 51.2 per cent last year, while Canon occupied the second slot at 22.5 per cent.
However, according to Gartner findings, total end-user spending stood at $246.5 million, up 31 per cent in the corresponding period last year.
“The festive season did not really resuscitate the printer copier market as was expected by most of the major hard- ware providers. With besieged economic environment and green initiatives gaining importance, organisations adopted a wait-and-watch approach on their IT spending for peri- pheral devices,” said Amrita Choudhury, research analyst at Gartner.
Epson accounted for 9.2 per cent (9 per cent) of the market, while Samsung occupied 8.2 per cent against 8.5 per cent in the same period last year.