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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 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
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 Investment Chapter

The Newspaper Printing industry is judged to have a moderate level of capital intensity, with the average firm in the industry spending approximately £4.05 on labour for every pound spent on capital. Employment costs are high compared with the average for all manufacturing industries. The industry has a relatively high level of labour input compared with the overall manufacturing sector, due to the variations in the types of printing required and the quality control required when printing newspapers daily. Many companies operate through the night to ensure the morning's paper is delivered on time, which increases labour costs substantially.

Capital investment remains important for the industry, because a high level of automation is essential for success. The.. 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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