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

IBISWorld’s Newspaper Publishing 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
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 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 48.9% of industry revenue in 2015-16. 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 about two-thirds 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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