Newspaper Printing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Newspaper Printing Market Research Report | SIC C18.110 | Jun 2014

Crumpling up: Revenue is plummeting as consumers choose to read news online

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.

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Market Share of Companies
Harmsworth Printing Limited Harmsworth Printing Limited 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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry is comprised of companies that print , newspapers or periodicals that 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 7.1% over the five years through 2014-15, reaching £438.5 million. This includes a forecast decline of 6.5% in the current year... purchase to read more

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The tabloid format is by far the largest product segment and is expected to represent 69.5% of total circulation. This is the smallest of the newspaper formats and is considered to provide the lowest quality of journalism. Tabloids are usually cheaper than papers in other formats, which generally reflects lower standard of journalism. Stories covering celebrity gossip, 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.

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

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