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 Locations Chapter
The distribution of newspaper printing establishments is determined partly by tradition and partly by the demand of modern distribution networks. The concentration is also skewed by the locations of offices of newspaper publishers, which are mostly in the South East.
London and the South East
London has the most newspaper printing establishments, with 23.6% estimated to be located in the region. London is the traditional home to newspaper production, with publishers and printers being located there for a long time. Until recently a number of facilities were clustered in and around Wapping in East London, which is where many of the national newspapers were historically based... purchase to read more