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Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Old news: Industry revenue declines as readers turn to free online content

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
Revenue
£5bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-5.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
52,211
Businesses
373
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The traditional revenue model of UK newspaper publishers has been torn up in recent years due to 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. The industry includes businesses that produce articles for publication in print editions or electronic form, including on the internet. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.7% over the five years through 2014-15. In 2014-15, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.6 billion, a 4.9% decline on the previous year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Selling newspapers

Circulating newspapers is expected to contribute 38.2% of industry revenue in 2014-15. Selling newspapers is the largest revenue stream for national newspapers. Regional newspapers generate a much smaller proportion of their revenue this way because there are more free local papers than free national papers. The revenue generated from circulating newspapers has remained relatively constant as a proportion of total revenue over the past five years.

Selling display advertising

Display advertising generates an important source of revenue for newspaper publishers, accounting for an estimated 33% of revenue in 2014-15. The contribution of display advertising to newspapers' revenue varies substantially between national and regional titles... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Newspaper Publishing Industry?

The Newspaper Publishing industry includes businesses that produce articles to publish in print and electronic editions. The industry also includes advertising newspapers, but does not include news agency activities (see IBISWorld report J63.910).

Industry Products
Selling display advertisingSelling classified advertisingSelling newspapersSelling digital subscriptions and advertising
 
Industry Activities
Producing print and electronic newspapersNewsgatheringWriting commentary and editorial pieces


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