Bad news: Print circulation declines are causing traditional newsagencies to exit

The Newsagencies market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry needs to prepare itself for a future without newspapers

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Newsagencies industry has faced challenges and changes over the past five years. Trading conditions have been affected by newspaper circulation declines and shifting demand for other traditional newsagency product lines, particularly magazines and stationery. While lottery sales have continued to perform well, primarily due to significant first-prize jackpots, this has been insufficient to prevent industry revenue declining by an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2016-17. Industry trading conditions have also been influenced by trends in real household discretionary income, gambling expenditure per capita, consumer sentiment, internet connection numbers, and IT and telecommunications adoption by consumers. Industry revenue is forecast to fall by 1.6%...

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    What is the Newsagencies industry?

    The geographic spread of business locations across the industry broadly follows the population density of each state. With consumers as the main market for products supplied by the industry, the location of operators nationwide is fuelled by population movements. As a result, states that account for a higher share of total national population hold a greater share of newsagencies relative to less heavily populated regions. However, the industry's geographic distribution is also influenced by subagent activity in each state. This may explain Victoria's lower share of newsagencies than Queensland, despite the latter accounting for a smaller share of the national population...

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    Additional Insights for the Newsagencies Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Newsagencies Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Per capita gambling expenditure in the Newsagencies industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Lottery products
    Cards, gifts and party items
    Other goods
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Nextra Express
    News Extra

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Per capita gambling expenditure
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Internet connections
  • IT and telecommunications adoption

  • Current Performance
  • Operating landscape
  • Profit
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trading landscape
  • Profit
  • Growth prospects
  • Table: Newsagencies Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Newsagencies Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Magazine and Directory Publishing
  • Newspaper Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Cards, gifts and party items
  • Lottery products
  • Magazines
  • Other goods
  • Newspapers
  • Stationery
  • Chart: Newsagencies Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Business accounts
  • Subagents
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Newsagencies Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Newsagencies

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Newsagencies Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Newspower NewsagentsNextra GroupNewsXpress
  • Table: Newspower Newsagents - financial performance
  • Table: Nextra Group - financial performance
  • Table: NewsXpress - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Newsagencies Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Newsagencies Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Newspaper Circulations
  • The number of newspaper copies dispersed by publishers on an average day.
  • Subagent
  • A retailer that sells newspapers and magazines on behalf of the territorial newsagent. They do not deliver newspapers or hold a direct newspaper account.
  • Territorial Newsagent
  • An operator that services a defined areas as part of a contractual agreement.
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    This report on Newsagencies:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    The Newsagencies market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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