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Magazine Publishers in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Magazine Publishers Market Research Report | SIC J58.142 | Apr 2016

Paper-thin performance: Publishers are set to struggle as print readership continues to decline

IBISWorld’s Magazine Publishers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
IPC Media IPC Media market share
The National Magazine Company Ltd The National Magazine Company Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Magazine Publishers industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals in print and electronic format aimed at individuals, tradesmen and professionals. The industry is split between consumer-targeted magazines, which comprise approximately two-thirds of the industry, and professional periodicals, which make up the remaining third.

The industry's two main sources of revenue, advertising and print sales, both tumbled as operators struggled to cope with falling print sales and significant online competition. Several industry operators have transformed their business models in an effort to compete more effectively in this climate but these changes are yet to bear fruit... purchase to read more

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Professional periodicals

Professional periodicals comprise an estimated 34.7% of industry revenue. This section is the largest because many businesses purchase bulk subscriptions to industry- or business-related magazines and periodicals. These include periodicals devoted to finance, business and other occupational interests. Big brands include Elite Business Magazine, owned by CE Media, which provides information to start-ups and small businesses, and Talk Business Magazine, which aims to provide strategic advice to entrepreneurs. The controlled circulation model, where magazines are distributed for free to qualifying readers, is popular in this segment... purchase to read more


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What is the Magazine Publishers Industry?

This industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals that provide entertainment or lifestyle information for individuals, and information for trades or professions. It also includes newsletters, customer magazines produced for businesses and radio and TV guides. The industry's products can be published in print or electronic form, including on the internet.

Industry Products
Professional periodicalsEntertainment magazinesGeneral-interest magazinesHome and living magazinesCurrent affairs magazinesOther periodicals
Industry Activities
Writing and editing contentResearching materialDesigning graphics and layoutDistributing magazines

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