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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Some operators are outsourcing printing services to publishers supplement revenue
  • Falling demand means that there is not enough work for the number of companies in the industry
  • Operators may need to offer supplementary design and distribution services in the future
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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Newspaper Printing industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, since the top four companies are estimated to account for 61.6% of the market in 2016-17. The industry is dominated by a small group of firms. This is partly due to the newspaper market being dominated by a select number of titles, which are generally owned by a small group of companies. Most publishing companies own printing subsidiaries, which results in the leading newspaper publishing companies also dominating the printing industry.

The rise in contract printing for third parties is increasing the control of these companies. The dominant players are now securing contracts to print other titles, including many smaller regional publications, which is pushing smaller firms out of the industry. Big.. 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... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 reductions and diversification
  • Table: Newspaper Printing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Newspaper Printing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Newspaper Printing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Newspaper Printing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Harmsworth Printing Limited
    Newsprinters Limited
    Trinity Mirror Printing Ltd
    Johnston Press plc
    Northern and Shell Media Group Ltd
  • Table: Harmsworth Printing Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Newsprinters Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Trinity Mirror Printing Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Johnston Press plc - financial performance
  • Table: Northern and Shell Media Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Newspaper Printing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Newspaper Printing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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