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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

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
Bauer Media Bauer Media market share
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the industry are relatively low, which is made clear by the number of smaller businesses that have entered the industry over the five years through 2014-15. The market is becoming increasingly digital, with many brands launching online editions. 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

 


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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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