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 - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The top four firms in the industry are expected to account for 17.7% of industry revenue in 2015-16, 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 2015-16 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