IT market analysts, Context, released recent sales figures for original toner cartridges for the first 22 weeks of this year. They found that sales have increased by 2% compared to the same period in 2013. This is largely due to the increase in Average Selling Prices (ASPs), which increased by 5% year-on-year, despite a 3% decline in distribution sales.
Unit sales and revenues of original toner increased by 16% and 6% respectively across Western European nations like Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK.
This effect was not witnessed in the compatible toner cartridge market, where ASPs declined by 9%.
According to Zivile Brazdziunaite, Imaging Market Analyst at Context, original toner cartridge sales are recovering after the downturn during the recent recession, which has helped increase some manufacturers’ sales.