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 | Apr 2015

Staying in vogue: Publishers turn the page on print and embrace digital media to support revenue

IBISWorld’s Magazine Publishers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 aimed at individuals, tradesmen and professionals in print or electronic format. The industry is split between consumer-targeted magazines, which make up 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 and struggled during the slow recovery. Following the worst of the downturn and the rise of digitisation several industry operators have been developing their business models. However, many of these changes have yet to bear fruit due to the lingering recessionary conditions across the consumer and business markets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Factors influencing the location of the industry's activities include the distribution and concentration of the population and economic activity, particularly in the entertainment, fashion and advertising industries. As a result of these factors, businesses in the UK Magazine Publishers industry are concentrated around London.


The three most dominant regions in the United Kingdom in terms of industry establishments are London, the South East and the East of England. London accounts for 30.2% of establishments, largely as a result of the concentration of associated industries in and around the city. In particular, proximity to national advertising agencies is of great use to national magazine publishers of all types... 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 contentResearchingDesigning graphics and layoutDistributing magazines

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