Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry is comprised of companies that print, on their own behalf or on a contract basis, newspapers or other periodicals appearing at least four times a week. Competition from online substitutes is wreaking havoc on the Newspaper Publishing industry. While many publishers have been able to respond to the competition by building their own online brand and thus 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 5.8% over the five years through 2013-14 to reach £459.8 million. This includes a forecast current year decline of... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Newspaper Printing industry is in the decline phase of its economic life cycle. Key signals of this include a declining contribution to the economy, falling revenue and demand and falling participation. Industry value added is projected to decline at a compound annual rate of 10.4% over the 10 years through 2018-19. Over the same period, UK GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.3%. As a result, the industry is making up a smaller portion of the overall economy, a key indicator of its declining life cycle stage.
The industry has been declining for a number of years now, as electronic substitutes (mainly online subscriptions) begin to erode the demand for hard copies... purchase to read more