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 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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The top four firms in the industry are expected to account for 16.7% 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 1.1% of magazine publishers employ more than 249 people, whereas 69.7% 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 wide-appeal magazines that larger businesses thrive upon suffer a 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 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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