The 87 publishers operating in the Regional Newspaper Publishing industry publish some 1,100 local and regional newspapers read across the United Kingdom. The industry has endured troublesome times during the past five years, as declining circulation and collapsing advertising revenue caused industry revenue and profitability to contract sharply. During the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is estimated to contract at a compound annual rate of 5.1% to £2.1 billion, including a contraction of 2.9% in the current year.
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.
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.