Overview

Directionless: Intense competition from digital content providers has hurt revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Magazine and Directory Publishing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Magazine and Directory Publishing industry has been challenged by the digital revolution over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 9.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $1.9 billion. Growth in online platforms and the popularity of smartphones and tablets have changed the way consumers access content. Demand for telephone directories has plummeted as consumers have increasingly used search engines and online directories to find information. Magazine publishers have had to compete with digital content providers, social media platforms and other online mediums, which have taken away advertising revenue from printed publications...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry operators primarily publish telephone directories, women's magazines, other magazines, directories and periodicals, and mailing lists. The shift to online advertising and publishing platforms has transformed every product segment over the past five years, particularly with the rising prevalence of smartphones and tablets. Revenue that print publishers generate online is also included in the industry.

Women's magazines

Women's magazines aim to entertain and inform readers, and can be segmented based on content type. The major magazine categories in this segment are gossip, fashion, cooking and special interest magazines, which are targeted at women of all ages. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Magazine and Directory Publishing Industry?

Industry players primarily publish magazines, directories, mailing lists and periodicals. Magazine and periodical publishers are included in the industry if their main source of income is the sale of printed copies and advertising space within printed publications. The industry excludes publishers that operate exclusively online, but includes online revenue from publishers that print physical publications.

Industry Products
Women's magazines
Other magazines, directories and periodicals
Telephone directories
Mailing lists
Industry Activities
Magazine publishing
Directory publishing
Periodical publishing
Telephone directory publishing
Mailing list directory publishing
Newsletter publishing
Journal publishing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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