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

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
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the industry are relatively low, which is demonstrated by the number of smaller businesses that have entered the industry over the five years through 2015-16. The market is becoming increasingly digitised and many publishers are launching online editions of their brands, while a few new firms have entered with just online publications. Online editions require a much smaller cost structure because there is no need for printing or distribution, both of which can be difficult for a small producer to manage. An online business also has significantly reduced start-up costs. These factors are expected to bring barriers to entry even lower than they already are over the next five years.

The level of concentration varies wildly between industry segments... purchase to read more


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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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