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China Quarterly Provincial Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker

With competition in the China printer market becoming more intense, vendors are trying to penetrate the second-, third-, and even fourth-tier cities in an attempt to maximize market opportunities and generate revenue. As a result, these vendors are constantly looking to track rapidly growing provinces as well as those provinces where it will be easier for the vendors to gain considerable market shares. These vendors also need to know the relative rankings of their competitors in the various provinces of China to plan their go-to-market strategies. IDC's China Quarterly Provincial Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker® is designed to help these printer vendors that are targeting the large and growing China market. The product offers timely and critical intelligence of each Chinese province to printer vendors to help them formulate strategic and tactical plans to compete more effectively in China, which is one of the fastest-growing printer markets in the world.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share information for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in unit shipments and revenue.

Technologies and subtechnologies:

  • Single-function laser printer
  • Multifunction laser printer
  • Single-function inkjet printer
  • Multifunction inkjet printer
  • SDM
  • Laser form factor (mono and color)
  • Laser page size (A3 and A4)


  • Province
  • Vendor

Geographic Scope

  • PRC (1)

Data Deliverables

This Tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below:

  • Historical pivot data
  • Forecast pivot data

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include one year of historical data, two years of quarterly forecasts, and an additional three years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the country level. Examples of the segmentations being forecast in this tracker include:

  • Unit shipments and revenue by product line (single-function laser printer, multifunction laser printer, single-function inkjet printer, multifunction inkjet printer, and SDM)
  • Unit shipments and revenue by province