Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

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

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 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 Analysis Chapter

Falling circulation numbers and plummeting advertising revenue have created a difficult environment for newspaper publishers over the past five years. Concerns focus on shrinking readership, struggling online subscriptions, the short supply of general advertising and the higher cost of newsprint. Although newspapers make their material available online, many are struggling to make up for their plunging print advertising revenue. As a result, industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 4.9% over the five years through 2014-15. Publishers have attempted to cut their costs dramatically in response, so industry employment numbers have dropped throughout the five-year period and wage expenditure has fallen even faster... 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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