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2024 Hopes to See Global 3D Printer Industry Revived by Pent-up Demand

London, 17 April 2024 - The fourth quarter of 2023 was a difficult period for many systems manufacturers across the global 3D printer landscape with printer shipments across three of the four main price-classes falling from a year ago.

Rising Tides: Positive Trends Emerge in European PC Markets for 2024

London 6th March 2024 - Following a challenging dynamic across Europe’s PC markets last year, predictions show a positive trend for personal systems, according to latest insights by CONTEXT, the global market intelligence company.

Small and medium resellers set to drive cybersecurity channel growth in 2024

London, 19th January 2024 - Smaller resellers offering cybersecurity solutions tailored for SMBs are primed for a successful start to the year in Europe, according to the latest analysis from CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Quarterly Global Industrial 3D Printer Shipments Struggle for Growth

London, 16th January 2024 - Shipments of 3D Printers struggled in many segments across the globe in the third quarter of 2023 as key end-markets fought against inflation and high interest rates.

CONTEXT predicts IT sales through distribution will return to growth in 2024

London, 24th November 2023 - IT revenue sales through European distribution will see modest growth of 2.6% year-on-year (YoY) next year after a tough 2023, according to CONTEXT, the global IT market intelligence company.

Failed Mergers and "Laser Wars" Take Centre Stage Amid Regional Variations in 3D Printer Shipments

London, 12th October 2023 - The second quarter of 2023 saw contrasting patterns in the shipments of Industrial* 3D printers, according to latest insights by global market intelligence firm CONTEXT. Eastern vendors saw strong year-on-year (YoY) growth, especially in shipments within China, while many Western vendors faced continuing reduction of capital expenditure in key end markets with many distracted by mergers and acquisitions.

Cybersecurity overtakes cloud as top area for B2B reseller investment in coming year

London, 9th October 2023 - Cybersecurity is now the most popular area for future investment by business-focused technology resellers, according to the latest ChannelWatch report from CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Mixed Results for Quarterly Global 3D Printer Shipments as Industry Attentions drawn to M&A

LONDON, 19th JULY 2023 - In a quarter which saw companies jockeying to combine to create the world's first $1B+ 3D printing company, growth in product shipments varied across sectors as economies all over the world grappled with inflation and readied themselves for potential recessions.

Quarterly global Industrial 3D Printer shipments sag but revenues rise again

LONDON, 13 APRIL 2023 - In the last quarter of 2022, global 3D printer shipments continued the trend established earlier in the year with volumes flat or falling, according to the latest global market intelligence by CONTEXT, the IT market research firm.

PC sales plummet at start of 2023 but room for optimism in longer term

London, 22nd February 2023 - Notebook and desktop unit sales plunged in the first four weeks of 2023, falling by -44% and -23% year-on-year respectively, on the back of low consumer confidence and muted business investment, according to CONTEXT, the global IT market intelligence company.

Quarterly 3D Printer Revenues Rise, Unit Shipments Slow as Worldwide Markets React to Inflation

LONDON, 12 January 2023 - Aggregate 3D Printer unit shipments dropped by -4% during the third quarter of 2022, while systems revenues across the same time period rose by +14%, according to CONTEXT, the market intelligence firm.

Quarterly global Industrial 3D printer shipments see diverging trends

LONDON, 18 OCTOBER 2022 - Just as the Industrial* 3D printing industry seemed to have fully recovered from the pandemic and begun to accelerate, reduced domestic China shipments, directly related to regional Covid flareups, pulled-down global shipments of Industrial 3D printer systems in the second quarter of 2022, according to CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company. Other lingering Covid-induced issues in the west - including continued supply-chain problems and global inflation - also challenged printer system vendors around the world.

CONTEXT's annual ChannelWatch report finds IT reseller confidence remains resilient

London, 7th October 2022 - IT resellers across much of Europe and beyond are largely positive about the future despite strengthening economic headwinds, according to the latest ChannelWatch report from CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Quarterly industrial 3D printer shipments accelerate in US and Western Europe as market remains confident of robust full-year growth

LONDON, 14 JULY 2022 - In a total reversal of trends seen during pandemic lockdowns in 2020, shipments of the highest-end 3D printers were on the rise and accelerating in Q1 2022 while shipments of consumer-centric systems were down and decelerating, according to the latest by CONTEXT, the market intelligence company.

Education notebooks see strong decline in Q1 22 against high 2021 figures

London, 26th April 2022 - The volume of notebook sales in the education sector across Europe has declined sharply in the first 11 weeks of the year, although it remains higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Industrial 3D Printer Accelerants in Q4 2021: Metals, China and Aerospace

LONDON, 12 April 2022 - Global shipments of Industrial* 3D printer systems accelerated again in Q4 2021 giving a clear sign that the global 3D printer market is being renewed and is no longer in recovery mode, according to CONTEXT, the market intelligence company.

Business printer revenue overtakes consumer market as offices reopen

London, 24th February 2022 - Revenue sales through distribution of business printers across Europe have remained significantly higher than those of consumer devices in January thanks to the strong performance of Laser SFPs, according to new data from CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.

Global 3D Printer Industry Buoyant Despite Challenges in 2021

LONDON, 18 January 2022 - Shipments of Industrial* 3D Printers were up +39% through the first three quarters of 2021 but remained recessed -6% from pre-Covid levels (Q1-Q3 2019). Certain 3D printing technologies can bring mid-volume production of hard goods closer to the point of consumption and so shorten the supply chain, reducing the dependence on logistics that are currently problematic across the globe.

European enterprise networking market has a solid start in Q4 despite supply chain issues

London, 15th November 2021 - European revenue sales of enterprise networking equipment are on an upward trend in the last 4 weeks after a lower than expected Q3 performance, while Enterprise storage revenues are on par with last year's results but the server market has continued to slump, according to CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company.


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