Turning the page: Newspapers are increasingly focusing on digital content as print circulation declines

The Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing industry includes firms that publish newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals, leaflets, atlases, maps and other products. These products can be published in print or electronic form, including on the internet. Newspapers are the most important product in the industry, accounting for approximately 57.6% of revenue, followed by books at 28.5% and magazines at 8%.During 2019, the industry is expected to generate revenue of €844.9 million, which represents a decline of 2.5% on the previous year. Overall, industry revenue is anticipated to contract at a compound annual rate of 4.3% over the five years through 2019. Revenue decline has largely been fuelled by declining print circulation of Irish newspapers and magazines...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€844.9m
Annual Growth 14-19
-4.3%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
6,690
Businesses
304
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining circulation and reduced advertising revenue have weighed on the industry over the past five years
  • Publishers have aimed to cut costs to protect profit as advertising revenue has fallen
  • Newspapers are expected to focus on their online content as print circulation continues to decline
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The location of book, newspaper and magazine publishing establishments is influenced by the population, economic activity, and partly by the historical development of the industry. The industry is concentrated in Dublin, with over one-quarter of establishments operating in the region. However, the industry is fragmented, with many smaller, independent advertising agencies spread across the country.DublinDublin is expected to account for 26.6% of industry establishments, mostly because of the concentration of associated industries in and around the city. In particular, proximity to national advertising agencies is highly beneficial for national newspaper and magazine publishers. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Access to niche markets
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Net Disposable Income Per Capita and Percentage of households with internet access in the Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing in Ireland Industry?

    Businesses in this industry publish books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, leaflets, atlases, maps and other products. However, the industry excludes the activities of freelance journalists, the publication of advertising material and the publication of sheet music. The industry’s products can be published in print or electronic form, including on the internet.

    Industry Products
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Industry Activities
  • Publishing of daily newspapers
  • Publishing of weekly newspapers
  • Newsgathering
  • Publishing fiction and non-fiction books
  • Publishing children's books
  • Publishing reference and academic books
  • Publishing magazines
  • Writing and editing content
  • Researching material
  • Publishing advertising newspapers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Net Disposable Income Per Capita
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from advertising agencies

  • Current Performance
    New issuesAdvertising alterationsBook prospects
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Increasingly digitisedIrish prospects
  • Table: Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets in Ireland
  • Book Retailers in Ireland
  • Newsagents & Stationery Stores in Ireland
  • Advertising Agencies in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Newspaper Printing in Ireland
  • Printing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Newspapers
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Other
  • Chart: Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Print sales
  • Advertisers
  • Digital sales
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Independent News & Media plc, The Irish Times DAC,
  • Table: Independent News & Media plc - financial performance
  • Table: The Irish Times DAC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Blue-Chip Advertiser
  • Companies that sell high-quality, widely accepted products and services and are therefore generally a stable source of advertising revenue.
  • Circulation
  • The number of copies of a newspaper or magazine sold per issue.
  • Readership
  • The number of people who read a newspaper, magazine or periodical, including those who read it second-hand.
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