Printing pressure: Operators are expected to consolidate as digital media continues to rise

The industry is comprised of companies that print newspapers or periodicals at least four times a week on their own behalf or on a contract basis. Competition from online substitutes has negatively affected the Newspaper Publishing industry (IBISWorld report J58.130), which in turn affects demand for printing services. Although many publishers have been able to offset the decline by building their own online brand and attracting advertising revenue from their websites, this is not possible for businesses that derive income largely from printing physical copies of newspapers. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.7% over the five years through 2018-19, reaching £473.1 million. This includes a forecast decrease of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue is anticipated to continue its downward trend over the next five-year period
  • Printed publications funded by advertising and given out for free have risen in popularity
  • Circulation is expected to decline as readers increasingly turn to online sources for news
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are significant barriers to entering the Newspaper Printing industry. The main barriers are declining demand, the dominance of larger players and high start-up costs. The market is dominated by a small group of companies and this domination is increasing. As demand for the industry’s products is declining, smaller competitors are leaving the industry and larger firms are absorbing their share of the market. The demand is falling at such a rate that the number of companies already present in the industry cannot be sustained, let alone allow for new entrants. Therefore, it would be incredibly difficult for a new entrant to compete and remain profitable.Additionally, industry start-up costs are relatively high. Mac...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Newspaper Printing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Newspaper Printing Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from newspaper publishing and Percentage of households with internet access in the Newspaper Printing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Newspaper Printing Industry?

    This industry comprises companies that print newspapers on their own behalf or on a contract basis. The industry also includes the printing of periodicals that appear at least four times a week.

    Industry Products
  • Broadsheet
  • Tabloid
  • Berliner
  • Compact
  • Industry Activities
  • Newspaper printing
  • Printing periodicals that appear at least four times a week
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from newspaper publishing
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Producer price index for paper and paperboard
  • Average weekly hours of work

  • Current Performance
  • Dwindling demand
  • Key industry changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing consumer patterns
  • Capacity and consolidation
  • Table: Newspaper Printing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Newspaper Printing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Newspaper Publishing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Tabloid
  • Compact
  • Broadsheet
  • Other
  • Berliner
  • Chart: Newspaper Printing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Own newspapers
  • Contract printing
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Newspaper Printing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Newspaper Printing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Newspaper Printing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Reach Printing Services Ltd, Newsprinters Limited, Harmsworth Printing Limited, Johnston Press plc,
  • Table: Reach Printing Services Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Newsprinters Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Harmsworth Printing Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Johnston Press plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Newspaper Printing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Newspaper Printing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Popular in Continental Europe, this format is slightly taller and wider than the tabloid/compact format.
  • Broadsheet
  • A format of newspaper characterised by long vertical pages and a high standard of journalism.
  • Compact
  • A newspaper the size of a tabloid, but with the same quality of journalism as a broadsheet.
  • Tabloid
  • A newspaper format that is smaller than a broadsheet paper. It is particularly popular in the UK market and known for having a lower standard of journalism.
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