Magazine Publishers in the UK: Market Research Report

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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 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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The top four firms in the industry are expected to account for 17.7% of industry revenue in 2015-16, so the industry is classified as having a low level of market share concentration. Latest industry data indicates that only 1% of magazine publishers employ over 250 staff members, whereas 67.2% have fewer than five employees. The level of concentration in the industry is expected to decrease over the five years through 2015-16 as the kinds of general, wide-appeal magazines that larger businesses produce suffer a greater decline in circulation figures than niche magazines, which are often the preserve of smaller businesses... 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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