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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are significant barriers to entering the Newspaper Printing industry. The main barriers are declining demand, high market concentration and high start-up costs. The market is dominated by a small group of companies and this domination is increasing. As demand for the industry's products is declining, smaller competitors are leaving the industry and the market leaders are absorbing their share. The demand is falling at such a rate that the number of companies already present in the industry cannot be sustained, let alone allow for new entrants. Therefore, it would be incredibly difficult for a new entrant to compete and remain profitable.

Additionally, industry start-up costs are relatively high... 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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