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New metal 3D printers have industry on pace for +25% higher-end printer growth in 2019


LONDON, 23rd April 2019 – While the cheapest class of 3D printers, those in the Personal* category, struggled in 2018, the high-end Industrial* category - which accounts for 70% of the global revenues of printer hardware - witnessed a year-on-year shipment growth of 18%, a trend expected to accelerate in 2019.

PC sales across Western Europe drop -2.4% in first quarter as consumer demand remains low


London, 15th April 2019 – Volume sales of PCs through Western European distributors were down by -2.4% in Q1 2019 compared to last year as consumer demand remained weak and Intel chip supply tight, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Western European distributor PC revenues continue to rise


London, 25th March 2019 – Western Europe's largest distributors saw revenues from PC sales continue to rise in early Q1 2019 after a significant increase last year, according to data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Western Europe Unit Sales of Business-targeted Monitors up +19% in January 2019


London, 8th March 2019 - Unit sales of business-targeted monitors in January 2019 by Western Europe’s IT distributors grew by +19% year-on-year as increased specifications and lower average selling prices (ASP) boosted demand, according to the latest data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company. Consumer-targeted monitor unit sales grew +9% over the same period.

Printer hardware sales through Western European distributors stay flat in Q4 2018


London, 26th February 2019 - Sales of printer hardware through distributors in Western Europe (WE) were flat at -0.1% year-on-year in Q4 2018, mainly driven by the negative performance registered in December, which was a short month due to the Christmas holidays, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Revenue growth in Western Europe Server Computing


London, 25th February 2019 – Combined revenues from server computing products sold to enterprise customers through the distribution channel in Western Europe (WE) increased by +10.4% year-on-year in 2018, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

2019 PC sales in Western Europe continue last year's trends: commercial up, consumer weak


London, 22nd February 2019 – Trends that characterized Western European PC distribution during 2018 are continuing in the first weeks of 2019, with good demand from commercial buyers offset by weaker consumer sales, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

INDUSTRIAL 3D Printer market shines again in 2018


London, 15th January 2019 - Of the four main groups of 3D printers*, it appears that the INDUSTRIAL class will have had the strongest growth in machine shipments in 2018. INDUSTRIAL class 3D printer shipments are projected to show a +27% year-on-year (Y/Y) shipment increase, having already seen strong +19% growth through the first three quarters. In spite of ...

Industry Experts Predict Another Year of Growth for IT Distribution


London, 4th February 2019 - After a strong 12 months, experts are predicting continued channel growth for 2019, with digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution driving new opportunities, although macroeconomic headwinds including Brexit will inevitably have an impact.

Western European distributors see seasonal monitors sales peak move to October


London, 7th January 2019 - Revenues from desktop monitors through Western European distributors continued to grow in early Q4 2018 following three strong quarters earlier in the year. Sales were once again driven by business monitors but gaming monitors also ...

EMEA Printer Hardware Shipments up 3% in Q1 2018


London, 11th June 2018 - Unit shipments of printer hardware to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) grew by +3% year-on-year in Q1 2018 for only the third time in the last two years.

Sales of touchscreen LFDs up by 31% year-on-year in Q1 2018


London, 30th April 2018 - Revenues from large-format displays (LFDs) continued to grow in the first quarter of 2018, driven by, among other factors, sales of interactive displays which grew over 30% year on year, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Server Computing Sees Revenues Grow in W Europe


London, 26th April 2018 - Combined revenues from server-computing products sold to enterprise customers through the distribution channel in Western Europe (WE) increased by +12.4% year-on-year in February 2018, according to the latest data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.The product segments grouped to form this meta-category are ...

Industrial 3D-printer market surges again while personal market shows signs of weakness


London, 24 April 2018 – The global 3D-printer market continued its upward trajectory in Q4 2017 with more than 132K units shipped over the quarter, 14% more than in the same period a year ago. Shipments of INDUSTRIAL* 3D printers were up by 39% mostly thanks to newcomers in...

Workstation sales maintain their momentum in early Q1 2018


London, 27th March 2018 – Volume sales of PC workstations through Western Europe’s largest distributors were up by +11% year-on-year in the first two months of 2018 following +6% year-on-year growth in 2017, according to data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Fast adoption of monitors with DisplayPort accelerates sales in business space in early Q1 2018


London, 26th March 2018 - Unit sales of business-targeted monitors in Western Europe (WE) were already strong in early Q1 2017 but have picked up even further in the same period this year to grow by +6%, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

SMB LAN & Data Center Switches Drive W European Enterprise Disti Networking Revenue Growth


London, 15th March 2018 - Combined revenues from networking products sold to enterprise customers through the distribution channel in Western Europe (WE) were effectively flat in January 2018, declining by only -0.2% year-on-year, according to the latest data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company. However, the Enterprise LAN sector grew by +2.4% largely driven by sales of network switches.

Sales of printer hardware across Western Europe down by -4% in Q4 2017


London, 22nd February 2018 - Revenues from consumer-targeted monitors grew by +14% year-on-year in 2017 and unit sales were up by +5% compared to 2016, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company

Shift towards high resolution displays accelerates in last quarter of the year in Western Europe


London, 2nd February 2018 - Revenues from large format displays (LFDs) with ultra HD (UHD) resolution have almost doubled, and unit sales tripled, in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

Commercial PC revenues up in Q4 2017


London, 1st February 2018 – Revenues from sales of business-targeted PCs through Western Europe’s largest distributors were up in Q4 2017 despite a drop in volume, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

3D printer market clicks on all fronts in 2017


London, 9th January 2018 – During the first three quarters of 2017, both the Industrial/Professional and the Personal/Desktop sectors* of the 3D printer market witnessed global unit volume growth when compared to 2016. The Personal/Desktop market continued to surge, seeing 45% more printers shipped over Q1 to Q3 2017 than ...

Strong desktop monitor shipments to Europe and Americas offset weak demand in China in Q3 2017


London, 10th January 2018 – Shipments of desktop monitors have reached almost the same levels as last year, with volumes declining by -0.4 % in Q3 2017 compared to the year before, according to the latest figures from CONTEXT, the IT market analysis company.

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