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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 Analysis Chapter

The Magazine Publishers industry has faced tough times over the past five years because the structural shift to digital publication has coincided with the prolonged economic downturn in the United Kingdom. The industry is influenced by trends in advertising spending, disposable income, printing costs and competition from alternative media. Over the five years through 2015-16, diminished demand for advertising, weaker subscription levels and a reduction in single-copy sales have all contributed to bringing industry revenue down... 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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