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Magazine Publishers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Magazine Publishers Market Research Report | SIC J58.142 | May 2014

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

The Magazine Publishers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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
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 Investment Chapter

The industry is considered to have a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that magazine publishers operate, on average, with a labour-to-capital ratio of 0.01:1, which indicates that they spend about 1p on capital expenses for every £1 spent on wages. The tasks of writing, editing and designing graphics, which are crucial to producing magazines, are labour-intensive, as are sales, distribution and administration. Computers for word processing are the only real capital expenditure that firms make. Recent significant efforts to reduce labour costs across the industry have done little to change this... 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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