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Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Newspaper Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J58.130 | Aug 2016

Bad press: Declining circulation and online competition prove bad news for the industry

IBISWorld’s Newspaper Publishing 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
Associated Newspapers Associated Newspapers market share
News Corporation News Corporation market share
Telegraph Media Group Ltd Telegraph Media Group Ltd market share
Trinity Mirror plc Trinity Mirror plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the past 10 years, the traditional revenue model of UK newspaper publishers has been torn up by falling demand for print media and declines in advertising revenue. The transition from print to digital has been far from seamless and publishers are still adapting to online markets. As a result, digital advertising revenue is only growing at a single-digit rate. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.8% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £4.5 billion. In 2016-17, revenue is expected to fall by 3.5%.

The two traditional revenue channels for UK newspaper publishers are print advertising and newspaper sales, both of which have contracted in the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The internet has revolutionised the Newspaper Publishing industry. Bloggers and individual journalists reporting via Twitter are able to report events almost as soon as they occur. Consequently, the barriers to entering the industry have fallen dramatically. Most online publications can be set up and run at almost no cost. However, many of these online news sites tend to focus on niche areas of reporting for a specific audience, as covering a wider variety of topics is more difficult to achieve. Covering national news still requires significant economies of scale, meaning it is only feasible for big media groups. Nonetheless, it is relatively easy to set up an online-only newspaper and considerably more so than it was when printed papers dominated news consumption... purchase to read more


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What is the Newspaper Publishing Industry?

The Newspaper Publishing industry consists of businesses that produce articles to publish in print and digital editions. The industry includes advertising newspapers, but does not cover news agencies (see IBISWorld report J63.910) or anything published fewer than four times a week.

Industry Products
Selling digital advertisingSelling print advertisingSelling news
Industry Activities
Producing printed and digital newspapersNewsgatheringWriting comment and editorial piecesPublishing advertising newspapers

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