Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Newspaper Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J58.130 | Sep 2015

Hit the press: The growing availability of free online content spells bad news for the industry

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
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 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 5.7% over the five years through 2015-16. During the current year, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.8 billion, a 2.3% 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 Locations Chapter

The spread of establishments in the UK Newspaper Publishing industry reflects the number of local and regional newspapers in operation around the United Kingdom. The location of newspaper publishing establishments is influenced by the population, economic activity and partly by the historical development of the industry.


London has the highest proportion of industry establishments according to latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with 18.9% of the total. It is the second most populous region and is the area with the highest level of economic activity... 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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