According to a market research company, BCN, Canon grabbed the No.1 share for the first 7 months of 2014 by 4.15% as compared to the 38.7% taken by Epson, which had occupied the top spot for four years. Introducing these new products, Canon aims to get the top share for the whole year. Brother Industries is trying to catch up, with a 13.5% share for this period.
Shipments in Japan for 2014 are expected to be about 5.71 million units, and the world shipments to be 66.41 million units according to IDC, a research company in the USA. It expects the Japanese market to remain level, and the global market to rise.