Magazine Publishers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Magazine Publishers Market Research Report | SIC J58.142 | Sep 2015

Out of print: Operators cut titles in order to limit revenue declines as print circulation falls

IBISWorld’s Magazine Publishers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 and have 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 lingering recessionary conditions across the consumer and business markets... purchase to read more

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Professional periodicals

Professional periodicals comprise an estimated 34.7% of industry revenue. This section is the largest because many businesses purchase bulk subscriptions to industry- or business-related magazines and periodicals. These include periodicals devoted to finance, business and other occupational interests. Big brands include Elite Business Magazine, owned by CE Media, which provides information to start-ups and small businesses, and Talk Business Magazine, which aims to provide strategic advice to entrepreneurs. The controlled circulation model, where magazines are distributed for free to qualifying readers, is popular in this segment... 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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