Magazine Publishers in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Magazine Publishers Market Research Report | SIC J58.142 | Jan 2016

Turning the page: Operators that embrace digitalisation are expected to perform well

IBISWorld’s Magazine Publishers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
IPC Media IPC Media market share
The National Magazine Company Ltd The National Magazine Company Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Magazine Publishers industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals in print or electronic format aimed at individuals, tradesmen and professionals. The industry is split between consumer-targeted magazines, which comprise about two-thirds of the industry, and professional periodicals, which make up the remaining third.

The industry's two main sources of revenue, advertising and print sales, both tumbled during the economic downturn. In addition to the economic crisis and the slow recovery, operators struggled to cope with the rise of digitisation and online alternatives to magazines. As a result, several industry operators transformed their business models, but these changes are still to bear fruit... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Magazine Publishers industry is underperforming when compared with the UK economy. During the 10 years through 2020-21, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is anticipated to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.7%. Meanwhile, UK GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.1% during the period. As a result, the industry is considered to be in the decline stage of its life cycle.

However, not all the features of the industry are consistent with an industry in its decline stage. Over this period, industry establishments and enterprises are forecast to grow, reflecting the expansion of smaller, niche enterprises, many of which are entering the online space... purchase to read more


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What is the Magazine Publishers Industry?

This industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals that provide entertainment or lifestyle information for individuals, and information for trades or professions. It also includes newsletters, customer magazines produced for businesses and radio and TV guides. The industry’s products can be published in print or electronic form, including on the internet.

Industry Products
Professional periodicalsEntertainment magazinesGeneral-interest magazinesHome and living magazinesCurrent affairs magazinesOther periodicals
Industry Activities
Writing and editing contentResearching materialDesigning graphics and layoutDistributing magazines

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