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Global Magazine Publishing Market Research Report | Dec 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Magazine Publishing global 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 focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$100bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment ('000)
564
Businesses
17,250
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Global economic volatility and the rise of accessible internet has severely diminished advertising revenue and circulation for the Global Magazine Publishing industry, which has been slow to recover. Alternative media, including quickly expanding online content, is increasingly competing for readers' time and for advertising spending. However, new technologies represent expansion opportunities for magazine publishers. Online distribution models and e-zines make it easier for companies to sell their products to new markets. This will be propelled by rising living standards and disposable income in newly industrialized countries like China, India and Brazil, which house a significant share of the world's population.

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Companies entering the industry must grapple with reader acceptance of and loyalty to existing titles. Existing periodicals can lock in sales through subscriptions, which are typically a 12-month commitment but can sometimes be as long as three years.

Large established companies in this industry have market power, and they can benefit from economies of scale and scope. For example, large operators can potentially benefit from negotiating lower paper and printing costs. They may be better able to finance new title launches over a wide geographic area or develop new digital products. Large companies also can manage and diversify risks over more titles and control distribution channels and costs... read more

 


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What is the Global Magazine Publishing Industry?

The Global Magazine Publishing industry comprises enterprises that publish magazines or periodicals. These businesses carry out the operations necessary for producing and distributing magazines and other periodicals, such as gathering, writing and editing articles, and selling and preparing advertisements. These enterprises may publish magazines and other periodicals in print or electronic form.

Industry Products
Consumer magazine subscriptionsConsumer magazine newsstand salesDigital consumer magazinesOther periodicals
 
Industry Activities
Periodical publishingMagazine publishingJournal publishingTV guide publishing


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