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Newspaper Printing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Newspaper Printing Market Research Report | SIC C18.110 | Oct 2016

Printer jam: Online competition forces firms out of the industry as demand falls

IBISWorld’s Newspaper Printing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Harmsworth Printing Limited Harmsworth Printing Limited market share
Johnston Press Johnston Press market share
Newsprinters Limited Newsprinters Limited market share
Northern & Shell Northern & Shell market share
Trinity Mirror Printing Ltd Trinity Mirror Printing Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 is negatively affecting the Newspaper Publishing industry. Although many publishers have been able to respond to the competition by building their own online brand and attracting advertising revenue from their websites, this is not possible for businesses that derive income from printing physical copies of newspapers. As a result, revenue has been strongly declining in the Newspaper Printing industry. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 9.9% over the five years through 2016-17, reaching £454.8 million. This includes a forecast decline of 5.8% in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Newspaper Printing industry is in the decline phase of its economic life cycle. Key signals of this include a declining contribution to the economy, falling revenue and demand and falling participation. Industry value added is projected to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.9% over the 10 years through 2021-22. Over the same period, UK GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3%. As a result, the industry is making up a smaller portion of the overall economy, a key indicator of its declining life cycle stage.

The industry has been declining for a number of years now, as electronic substitutes (mainly online subscriptions) began to erode demand for printed copies. Revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 9.9% o.. purchase to read more


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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
Industry Activities
Newspaper printingPrinting periodicals that appear more than four times a week

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