Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Newspaper Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J58.130 | Jan 2016

Out of print: Declining circulation and online competition prove bad news for the industry

The Newspaper Publishing 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
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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 even digital advertising revenue is only growing at a single-digit rate. The digital business is still in its infancy and changes need to be rolled out in order to cope with falling newspaper circulation. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 6% over the five years through 2015-16. During the current year, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.7 billion, a 2.8% decline on the previous year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The rapidly contracting market for printed news has pushed the UK Newspaper Publishing industry into decline. Cost-cutting implemented by operators of all sizes means the number of establishments in the industry is expected to drop at compound annual rates of 3.2% over the five years through 2015-16. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the UK economy, is expected to shrink at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the 10 years through 2020-21. In comparison, UK GDP is anticipated to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the same period, meaning newspaper publishers will make up a decreasing share of the UK economy... 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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