Printer sales in UK distribution increase

HP’s sales were up by 24 per cent in Q3
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Printer sales in UK distribution have increased by five per cent during Q3 2014, according to Context.

Overall unit sales of printer hardware returned to a positive year-on-year growth with an increase of three per cent in Q3 2014 in Western European distribution.

Laser MFPs and the increasing distribution sales of Inkjet MFPs helped to drive the growth of printer hardware distribution sales within Western Europe.

Zivile Brazdziunaite, imaging market analyst at Context, said: “Looking at vendors performance, HP, Brother and Lexmark recorded double-digit year-on-year unit sales growth across Western European distribution in Q3 2014.

“HP registered strong year-on-year distribution sales performance of 24 per cent in the Inkjet MFP category and seven per cent in the Laser MFP category in Q3 2014.”

Meanwhile, Brother saw sales increase by 28 per cent while Lexmark’s sales grew by 24 per cent in both the Laser MFP and Laser SFP categories.

This news comes after analyst CCS Insight reported sales within the global 3D printer market are expected to double by the end of 2014.

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