Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Though low disposable income in developed nations and diminished revenue from advertising hampered the industry during the Great Recession, newly industrialized nations have increased their consumption and demand for magazines in line with their rising standards of living. Magazine operators will increasingly invest in online and mobile applications to attract readers. As a result of these factors, circulation and revenue are expected to expand over the next five years... read more
Magazine publishers produce two core product types: consumer and business magazines. Although revenue from different segments can vary drastically among companies or markets, the breakdown discussed in this report represents the total Global Magazine Publishing industry's product offerings.
Consumer magazines target a general audience and can cover a range of topics, from fashion and autos to sports and lifestyle. This segment only includes print copies. Representing over 80.0% of 2014 revenue, consumer magazines are the most popular product for the Global Magazine Publishing industry. Newsstand sales make up just 11.6% of revenue in 2014, declining over the five-year period from nearly 17.0% in 2009... read more