26th September (London, UK): According to CONTEXT’s Distribution Panel in the top five Western European markets*, unit sales and revenue of Single Function Laser Printers both declined by -24% year-on-year in August. All five countries saw the lowest monthly sales for the category for over a year.
Despite August being a poor month for most vendors, Samsung saw a +7% growth in sales of monochrome devices, to increase its market share to 27%, closing the gap on market leader HP to 6 percentage points in the category.
* Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain
CONTEXT Research Updates are drawn from CONTEXT’s range of data services which include SalesWatch Shipments (quarterly vendor sell-in), SalesWatch Distribution (weekly distributor sell-through), SalesWatch Total Indirect Market (monthly reseller, retailer, etailer sell-out) and PriceWatch (List, Trade, Street and Promotion pricing).
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