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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 Investment Chapter

The Newspaper Printing industry is judged to have a moderate level of capital intensity, with the average firm in the industry spending approximately £4.38 on labour for every pound spent on capital. Employment costs are high compared with the average for all manufacturing industries. This is due to the industry having a relatively high level of labour input compared with the overall manufacturing sector, due to the variations in the types of printing required and the quality control required when printing a new set of newspapers every day. Many companies operate through the night to ensure the morning's paper is delivered on time, and this increases labour costs substantially... 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.

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

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