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Regional Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

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

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

IBISWorld’s Regional Newspaper Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 - Industry Products Chapter

The UK Regional Newspaper Publishing industry includes titles that are published on a daily or weekly basis and are distributed to a particular area of the country. The newspaper products published by industry operators can be broadly split into free weekly papers, paid weekly papers and daily and Sunday papers.

Paid weekly papers

Local and regional papers that require the customer to pay some sort of purchase fee account for an estimated 49.8% of titles. Unlike free newspapers, newspapers in this segment generate revenue from circulation. The segment includes both fully paid and part-paid part-free weekly newspapers. Fully paid weekly titles account for almost 95% of all newspapers in this category. Exa.. purchase to read more


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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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