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 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 mean the number of establishments in the industry is expected to drop at compound annual rates of 5.5% over the five years through 2014-15. Consequently, industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the UK economy, is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 2% over the 10 years through 2019-20. In comparison, Britain's GDP is anticipated to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.2% over the same period, meaning newspaper publishers will account for a shrinking share of the UK economy... purchase to read more