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Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Newspaper Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J58.130 | Dec 2014

Bad news: Readers turn to free online content, causing industry revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Newspaper Publishing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Johnston Press Johnston Press market share
News Corporation News Corporation market share
Telegraph Media Group Ltd Telegraph Media Group Ltd market share
The Daily Mail and General Trust The Daily Mail and General Trust market share
Trinity Mirror plc Trinity Mirror plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-4.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
51,075
Businesses
400
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The traditional revenue model of UK newspaper publishers has been torn up by falling demand for print media and declines in advertising revenue. The transition from print to digital has been far from seamless and although the growth rates of digital revenue have been impressive, the digital business is still in its infancy. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.9% over the five years through 2014-15. During the current year, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.8 billion, a 4.2% decline on the previous year.

The two traditional revenue channels for UK newspaper publishers are advertising and sales of printed newspapers, both of which have contracted in the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The UK Newspaper Publishing industry has a moderate level of market share concentration. The four largest players are expected to account for 50.1% of industry revenue in 2014-15. The circulation numbers of major daily papers have dropped as consumers have turned to free online news sources but the market share of the top four players has remained fairly steady because the industry has shrunk.

The majority of companies in the industry are small, since nearly three-quarters of firms have fewer than 10 employees. There are many local newspapers in the United Kingdom, which often operate with very few staff... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Newspaper Publishing Industry?

The Newspaper Publishing industry consists of businesses that produce articles to publish in print and digital editions. The industry also includes advertising newspapers, but does not cover news agencies (see IBISWorld report J63.910).

Industry Products
Selling digital advertisingSelling print advertisingSelling news
 
Industry Activities
Producing printed and digital newspapersNewsgatheringWriting comment and editorial piecesPublishing advertising newspapers


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