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