Newspaper Printing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Newspaper Printing Market Research Report | SIC C18.110 | Jul 2015

Bad news: Weak demand due to online competition has forced firms out of the industry

IBISWorld’s Newspaper Printing 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
Harmsworth Printing Limited Harmsworth Printing Limited market share
Johnston Press Johnston Press market share
Newsprinters Limited Newsprinters Limited market share
Northern & Shell Northern & Shell market share
Trinity Mirror Printing Ltd Trinity Mirror Printing Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry is comprised of companies that print newspapers or periodicals at least four times a week on their own behalf or on a contract basis. Competition from online substitutes is wreaking havoc on the Newspaper Publishing industry. Although many publishers have been able to respond to the competition by building their own online brand and attracting advertising revenue from their websites, this is not possible for businesses that derive income from printing physical copies of newspapers. As a result, revenue declines in the Newspaper Printing industry have been savage. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 7.4% over the five years through 2015-16, reaching £505.3 million. This includes a forecast decline of 6.3% in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


The tabloid format is by far the largest product segment and is estimated to represent 68.6% of total circulation. Tabloid papers are usually cheaper than other formats and traditionally offer a lower standard of journalism. Stories covering celebrity gossip, human interest stories, sport, sensational crime stories and TV typify tabloid journalism, as it targets the lower end of the market. Tabloids tend to be written with a more straightforward vocabulary and grammar and give greater prominence to pictures than rival newspapers. The high circulation of tabloids is a result of its comparatively low price and ability to reach and connect with a greater proportion of consumers... purchase to read more


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What is the Newspaper Printing Industry?

This industry comprises companies that print newspapers on their own behalf or on a contract basis. The industry also includes the printing of periodicals that appear at least four times a week.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
Newspaper printingPrinting periodicals that appear more than four times a week

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