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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 | May 2014

Losing their gloss: Industry revenue declines as publishers adjust to digital platforms

IBISWorld’s Magazine Publishers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Bauer Media Bauer Media market share
IPC Media IPC Media market share
The National Magazine Company Ltd The National Magazine Company Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£6bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-2.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
55,278
Businesses
2,879
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 circulation, both tumbled during the economic downturn and struggled during the slow recovery. When the economy weakened in 2008-09 and 2009-10, advertising was one of the industries hit the hardest because advertising is not cost-efficient when demand is low... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The top four firms in the industry are expected to account for 16.3% of industry revenue in 2014-15, so the industry is classified as having a low level of market share concentration. Only 0.8% of magazine publishers employ more than 250 people, whereas 67.9% have fewer than five employees. The level of concentration in the industry is expected to decrease over the five years through 2014-15 as the kinds of wide-appeal magazines that larger businesses thrive upon see greater decline than general interest magazines, which are often the preserve of smaller businesses. This is mainly a result of the recession, which made it difficult for small publications to secure desperately needed advertising revenue... 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 television 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 magazinesPolitical journalsOther periodicals
 
Industry Activities
Writing and editing contentResearchingDesigning graphics and layoutDistributing magazines


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