Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK Magazine Publishers industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals in print and electronic format aimed at individuals, tradesmen and professionals. The industry is split between consumer-targeted magazines, which comprise approximately 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 as operators struggled to cope with falling print sales and significant online competition. Several industry operators have transformed their business models in an effort to compete more effectively in this climate but these changes are yet to bear fruit... purchase to read more
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The top four firms in the industry are expected to account for 17.7% of industry revenue in 2016-17, 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 2016-17 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