The UK Magazine Publishers industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals in print or electronic format aimed at individuals, tradesmen and professionals. The industry is split between consumer-targeted magazines, which comprise about two-thirds of the industry, and professional periodicals, which make up the remaining third.
The industry's two main sources of revenue, advertising and print sales, both tumbled during the economic downturn and have struggled during the slow recovery. Following the worst of the downturn and the rise of digitisation, several industry operators have been developing their business models.
This industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals that provide entertainment or lifestyle information for individuals, and information for trades or professions. It also includes newsletters, customer magazines produced for businesses and radio and TV guides. The industry’s products can be published in print or electronic form, including on the internet.
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.