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 although the growth rates of digital revenue have been impressive, the digital business is still in its infancy. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.7% over the five years through 2015-16. During the current year, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.8 billion, a 2.3% decline on the previous year.
The Newspaper Publishing industry consists of businesses that produce articles to publish in print and digital editions. The industry also includes advertising newspapers, but does not cover news agencies (see IBISWorld report J63.910).
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.