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Newspaper Printing in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

UK Newspaper Printing Market: Industry revenue plummets as news moves online and demand declines

The industry is comprised of companies that print, on their own behalf or on a contract basis, newspapers or other periodicals appearing at least four times a week. Competition from online substitutes is wreaking havoc on the Newspaper Publishing industry. While many publishers have been able to respond to the competition by building their own online brand and thus attracting advertising revenue from their websites, this is not possible for businesses that derive income from printing physical copies of newspapers. As a result, revenue declines in the Newspaper Printing industry have been savage. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.8% over the five years through 2013-14 to reach £459.8 million. This includes a forecast current year decline of...

The Newspaper Printing industry has an extremely high market share concentration, with the top four companies expected to account for 91.2% of the market in 2013-14. The industry is clearly dominated by a small group of firms, and this is partly due to the newspaper market being dominated by a select number of titles, which are generally owned by a small group of companies. Most publishing companies own printing subsidiaries, resulting in the leading newspaper publishing companies also dominating the printing industry. The rise in contract printing for third parties is increasing the control of these companies. The dominant players are now securing contracts to print other titles, including many smaller regional publications, which is pushing smaller firms out of the industry...

Major Market Players

Harmsworth Printing Limited
Newsprinters Limited
Northern & Shell
Trinity Mirror Printing Ltd

Revenue
£460m
Annual Growth 09-14
-5.8%
Employment
3,440
Businesses
42

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