Out of print: Revenue continues to decline as consumers shift to online news platforms

IBISWorld’s Newspaper Publishing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Printed newspaper circulation has rapidly decline over the past five years, as readers have switched to online news content. Lower circulation has made advertising spaces less attractive for media buying agencies and businesses, as newspapers are reaching fewer consumers. This has subsequently driven down revenue generated from advertising revenue, which is a major revenue source for industry operators. Although newspaper publishers also compete online, online advertising revenue is far less lucrative than traditional methods of publishing, as less advertising space is available. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 8.4% over the five years through 2015-16. Revenue is expected to drop by 5.7% in 2015-16, falling to $3.8 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity, and this trend has remained steady over the past five years. In 2015-16, for every dollar spent as wages, an estimated $0.17 is invested in capital. Relatively high labour expenses are required across all stages of the newspaper publishing process. These processes include content production through journalism and editorial staff, newspaper printing, online publishing, sales, subscriptions and distribution.

Significant capital investment is also required to publish and print newspapers. Capital is invested in industrial printing presses and other facilities. Alt..

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Industry Products

What is the Newspaper Publishing Industry?

Companies in the industry primarily publish newspapers. Companies are included in the industry if their main source of income is the sale of printed newspapers and the advertising space in them. The industry excludes newspapers that only publish online, but includes online revenue for publishers that print physical newspapers.

Industry Products
Daily metropolitan newspapers
Suburban newspapers
Daily national newspapers
Regional newspapers
Industry Activities
Newspaper publishing (except online-only newspapers)
Online newspaper publishing by printed newspaper publishers

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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