Russian Market of Printing Supplies 2019 – Cheap Products Continue to Dominate
Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Russia) has
finalized the cycle of research of the Russian Market of the Office Printing
2019. The acquired results within the segment of supplies for monochrome laser
printing demonstrated that in 2019 the sales of new compatible cartridges and
the market of remanufactured products continued growth (as they have been doing
since 2014), and the sales of OEM cartridges stopped falling and even showed
small growth. However, this is not surprising given the fact that the number of
working office devices and the volumes of office printing in 2015-2019 were not
de facto different from the numbers of 2014. The issue is that the financing of
office printing supplies procurement continued to diminish. So the majority of
Russian companies had to provide office printing with maximum cost-cutting by
buying ever cheaper and ever less quality products. And as the low-quality
products were not able to provide the required volumes of printing, more and
more cheap consumables and refills were needed. Buy cheap, and as it is said, waste
1. The share of Russian
organizations using compatible consumables for office printing grew in
2013-2019 from 81% to 98%. At the same time the share of organizations focused
on quality printing with compatible consumables went down from 34.6% (in 2013)
to 11.6% (in 2019), and the share of organizations focused during procurement
solely on price grew from 46.0% (in 2013) to 81.1% (in 2019).
2. In conditions of
economic sanctions during 2015-2019 the growth of cheap compatible cartridges
procurement provided with new compatible cartridges (of Chinese origin) the
considerable share of the market, 22.1% (14.3 mln. units), and lack of money to
buy OEM cartridges diminished their share on the Russian market down to 12.8%
(8.3 mln. units). Considerably grew the share of remanufactured products, in
must be noted that the share of remanufactured new-built compatible cartridges
became quite noticeable and constituted 45.7% (19.2 mln. units). Also one must
note the appearance on the Russian market of quality remanufactured ОЕМ-cartridges of from leading European and American
manufacturers. And even if their share is not yet large on the Russian market
the very fact of their emergence shows that the Global remanufacturing industry
not only exists but is ready to demonstrate the advantages of their products
(first of all – the environmental friendliness, quality and effectiveness in
MPS solutions) on the Russian market.
3. The Growth of cheap
cartridges share on the Russian market is reflected in final numbers: in 2019
the market grew by 2.05% in units and fell by 2.1% in USD.
The detailed report on
the Russian market-2019 will be published in the ImagingWorld Magazine, Russian Edition (issue 27, 2020).
Business-Inform Review Magazine (issue #26, 2020),
News from the World of Office Printing and
Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of
the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #26, 2020). The magazine
readers are the specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts
than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global
Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing,
Informational and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing
Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.
In the Global Industry Leaders section one can find a number of interviews by Scott Odom (Clover Imaging Group) “Environmental Friendliness Has Always Been Our Focus”, Jan Hagemann (INTEGRAL GmbH) “Our
Products Are Fully Compliant with REACH and RoHS”, Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) “Environmental
Consciousness of Society Is Growing”, Javier Martinez (Turbon AG) “Remanufactured
Cartridges Are of Higher Quality than NBCs”, Vincent
Chen (HK HaoYinBao Group) “HYB Supplies Premium Toner-Cartridges
and Bulk Toner”, Christine Liu (Solnce Tech.) “Quality Cartridges Have Wonderful
In the Russian Market News section one can find a number of articles by Anton
Vetluzskih and Vladimir
Balashov (RM Company) “ProfiLine Has Become the Winner in “Open
Quality Printing Contest” in its 20th Anniversary Year on the Market”, Alexey Belikov (CUHDO Ltd.) “We Expect that Chinese Manufacturers Will
Be Able to Establish Environmental Friendly Production”, Sergey Danilov (ROSCO
Company) “G&G Always Supplies Quality Cartridges Only”.
In the Marketing section one can find a
number of articles by Ray
Stasieczko “The World of Print is Falling Victim to the Atmosphere around it”, “Emerging Trends in the Printing Industry for the Year
2020”, Louella Fernandes “Print 2025: The IT and
Office Worker Print and Digital Divide”, as well as an article “Printing
Devices 2020 – Main Tendencies”.
In the Printing Outsourcing section one can
find a number of articles: “What the Continuing Popularity of
Remanufactured Toner Cartridges Means for Your MPS Program”, “7 MPS Sales
Strategies for Vertical Markets”, “Managed Print Services – Outlook”.
In the Informational and Environmental Safety section one can find
a number of articles: by Louella Fernandes “Five Ways
the Print Industry Can Apply Circular Economy Principles”, Neil
Kell “What Will Cyber
Security Look Like in 2020?”, as well as articles “Predictions for Cyber Security in 2020”, “What You Need to Know about Global Environmental
Standards & Regulations”.
In the Office Equipment and Printing Technology section one
can find anarticle by Kathleen
Wirth “Epson Previews First Industrial Direct-to-Garment Printer”,
the review “Office Printing Trends in
the Digital Era”, as well as a range of articles dedicated to new products on
the Russian market of office printing. The technical and functional aspects of new printers/MFPs from Epson and
Konica Minolta are being reviewed in detail.
In the Printing Supplies and Aftermarket section one can find a number of articles: by Mark
Uncertainty and Doubt”, Lois Ritarossi “Inkjet Justification – Cost & Benefits of
Manufacturing”, as well as an
article “Aftermarket Toner Cartridge Takedowns on the Rise”.
Especially for international
specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International
markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).
The digital version of the magazine can
be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site.
printed version can be ordered starting from 27st of March, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru,
email: email@example.com, tel.
+7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists
can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7
495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).
Dear exhibitors, partners, visitors and friends who are interested in or
somehow connected with BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo.
Our preparations for the 9th BUSINESS-INFORM 2020
International Expo at Moscow VDNH Expo Center taking place June
03-05, 2020 have been proceeding as planned so far.
We continue our preparation for several new events
that we plan to hold within the framework of our Expo. These are: two
Conferences, namely “Global
Trends in the Printing Industry – Focus on Quality” (June 03), “MPS Solutions – Balance between Cost and Quality” (June 04), Award Ceremony (June 04), Special
Workshop with participation of European and Russian experts on the topic of
"RoHS Requirements for Products and Sellers
on the Russian Market of Printing Supplies" (for exhibitors and invited large Russian
buyers of cartridges, invitees only).
We have taken into consideration the current epidemic
situation and have been actively communicating with the relevant authorities.
We understand the problems this year’s exhibitors may face. Therefore, the organizers of the Exhibition have decided that
exhibitors who paid for their booths at the 2020 Expo, but were unable to
attend due to the issues associated with coronavirus, will be given the
opportunity to participate in the 2021 Exhibition at the same booths without
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
our team. Regarding the latest news on BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo, please follow
the announcements on our official website http://sforp.ru/en/ , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cartridges, which are microchipped, must be RoHS
We understand that it is
beneficial for Russian companies importing products that violate RoHS to
disseminate information that RoHS requirements do not cover cartridges. And we
understand that the statement that cartridges are not covered by RoHS
requirements primarily reflects their methods of running business in Russia. But in
the RoHS related documents there is a clear information about products which are
specifically prohibited by RoHS, responsibility for the violation of RoHS (who
will be fired) and who has to control the goods imported into the Russian
market. And these are not customs authorities only.
If you want to receive the originals of
these documents before translation into Russian, please contact, for example,
the ETIRA. We believe that Javier Martinez, President of ETIRA, will share with
you all the documents on this topic and give an explanation if they are really
interesting for you. The Ministry of Justice of Russia is unlikely to answer
similar questions to representatives of commercial organizations.
However, for all companies that are really
interested in this issue, we recommend to have a look at the information
published on the websites of leading European or American cartridge suppliers.
For example, visit the Static Control or Katun websites.
an abbreviation that stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and it is a
directive for the European Union that limits certain chemical substances from
appearing in electrical equipment (including both toner and inkjet cartridges
which are microchipped).
Do Toner and Ink Cartridges fall under
if it includes a chip. Since 2018, cartridges with a chip are considered as
electrical and electronic equipment, they are included under the WEEE (Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations and fall under category 6
(electrical and electronic tools) of the RoHS Directive.
New Environmental Laws have begun to apply in Russia!
March 1, 2020, the import of IT equipment, printing devices and consumables
(cartridges, toner, etc.) that violate RoHS requirements is NOT ALLOWED to Russia.
additional bans will be introduced on the supply of products that violate
At the same time, only the results of the
examination that was performed by organizations accredited to conduct such an
examination in Russia and
the EAEU countries will be recognized on the territory of Russia.
The situation on the Russian market of printing
devices and supplies has changed. All suppliers and distributors will have to
confirm the environmental friendliness of their products in Russian expert
The new situation on the Russian market
provides additional opportunities for companies operating in Russia to
increase their market share, and for new companies to successfully present
their products on the Russian market.
The Russian market is waiting for new
environmentally friendly products!
suppliers of printing devices and consumables to participate in the
international exhibition "BUSINESS-INFORM
2020" (Russia, Moscow, June 03-05, 2020)