Ink Cartridges Sales Boosted In The UK

2011-11-23 10:04:18

Published on 2011-11-23 10:04:18

The amount of ink cartridges recycling in the UK will have enjoyed a major boost over the past quarter thanks to increased printer sales.

Statistics from IT research firm Context have shown that sales of printers in the UK grew six per cent in the third quarter of 2011 in comparison to the same period in the year before. 

The rise is in contrast to the decline in printer sales witnessed across other parts of Europe. HP remained top of the tree, being the leading vendor in the quarter and accounted for 44.4 per cent of total inkjet and laser printers sold across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

Jeremy Davies, co-founder and chief executive at Context, said: "In western Europe, the effects of the economic slowdown were felt by those countries most affected, especially Greece, where printer sales fell 35.1 per cent in Q3 2011 compared with last year, with sales down 6.1 per cent in Spain."

Canon was the second-biggest supplier, with a 21.4 per cent market share of unit sales, up from 19.1 per cent a year ago.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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