Publishers of printed books and directories face increasing competition from online substitutes. Industry revenue is estimated to decrease at an annualised rate of 5.8% in the five years through 2012-13. A decrease in average unit selling prices will dampen growth in industry revenue, as will slow growth in household expenditure on books. Competitive and structural factors will adversely affect classified revenue in printed telephone directories. Revenue from printed directories is declining at a fast rate (especially since 2010-11).
This class consists of units mainly engaged in publishing books, sheet music, maps or other printed articles. Units are included if their main source of income is the sale of advertising space in their own publications (such as telephone directories).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.