During the second quarter of 2016 the IT and Office Equipment market decreased in value by only -0.5%, to reach a closing value of €460m.
IT: Recovery supported by peripheral and mobile computing segment
Within the IT categories, we noticed following trends during the second quarter of 2016:
Office Equipment and Consumables: poor results due to increased digitisation
In Q2 2016, the Office Equipment and Consumables sector recorded a decline in turnover by -11%, compared to Q2 2015.
Both in the hardware devices category and in the cartridges segment, the market demand dropped significantly. Because of an ever increasing digitisation of documents and information, customers are less inclined to invest in printing solutions.
Alain Brys - Consultant IT & Office Equipment