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

The Newspaper Printing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Newspaper Printing industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, since the top four companies are estimated to account for 65.9% of the market in 2015-16. The industry is dominated by a small group of firms, and this is partly due to the newspaper market being dominated by a select number of titles, which are generally owned by a small group of companies. Most publishing companies own printing subsidiaries, resulting in the leading newspaper publishing companies also dominating the printing industry.

The rise in contract printing for third parties is increasing the control of these companies. The dominant players are now securing contracts to print other titles, including many smaller regional publications, which is pushing smaller firms out of the industry... 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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