Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Printed newspapers are coming under attack across a number of fronts. Weak economic conditions have affected circulation and advertising revenue in many developed countries, newspaper circulation and readership are competing with alternative sources of news and information, and advertising is migrating from printed newspapers to online and other media. Newspaper operators are fighting back by offering more attractive content (both in print and online) and more appealing classified advertising websites. However, newspapers face a significant problem: online profit margins tend to be lower than print margins.
The Global Newspaper Publishing industry is forecast to generate revenue of $170.5 billion in 2012, down 1.4% compared with 2011... read more
Industry Key Buyers
The top four industry players account for about 9.6% of industry revenue. These companies are headquartered in the United States and Japan.
Concentration can, however, be very high in specific countries and geographic markets within countries (e.g. in particular cities). For example, Japanese newspaper companies hold large market shares within their geographic markets. Shenzhen Press Group in Southern China accounts for 90% of the local market share of print media (Guangdong News, May 18, 2007). In Australia, News Corporation controls about 70% of the national and metropolitan newspaper market, with Fairfax Media accounting for about 23% and the remaining player in this market (West Australian Newspapers) accounting for the rest... read more