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Regional Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Regional Newspaper Publishing Market Research Report | SIC UK0.023 | Nov 2016

Industry epilogue: The shift towards online media has cemented the industry's decline

The Regional Newspaper Publishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Gannett UK Ltd Gannett UK Ltd market share
Johnston Press Johnston Press 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

Operating conditions in the industry have been difficult over the past five years, as the rise of digital media has made it easy for consumers to access a diverse range of news articles and reports for free. The rising popularity of online classified websites like has also influenced industry performance negatively, as online services have supplanted newspaper classifieds. However, the growth in advertising spending softened the pace of decline slightly because display and classified advertisements account for a major share of industry revenue. Nevertheless, the benefits of higher advertising spending were limited as external competition for advertising revenue intensified. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.5%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the UK Regional Newspaper Publishing industry are moderate and declining. Traditionally, newspaper publishing had high barriers to entry due to high levels of sunk costs associated with setting up a newspaper. These costs included hiring qualified, experienced staff; finding printing and design services; paying the costs of printing and raw materials; establishing and maintaining a website; and, most recently, developing mobile device applications. However, potential new entrants to the market now have a number of options to reduce operating costs. For example, printing can be outsourced, significantly reducing start-up costs for new players.

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What is the Regional Newspaper Publishing Industry?

Companies in this industry publish newspapers that are aimed at a particular local or regional community. The industry does not include publications that only appear online. National newspapers are also excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Daily and Sunday papersPaid weekly papersFree weekly papers
Industry Activities
Publishing of daily newspapersPublishing of weekly newspapersPublishing of digital news contentNewsgatheringSelling advertising space

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