The Global Magazine Publishing industry has struggled over the five years to 2017, due to rising competition from online media as well as an inability to adopt digital monetization strategies. Over the five years to 2022, the industry's decline is expected to slow. The performance gap between developed and developing economies will likely narrow, due in part to markets where magazine publishers have already withstood the worst effects of internet-enabled mobile devices...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Global Magazine Publishing industry is currently weighed down by competition from new media platforms and by weakness in global print advertising. As a result, magazine publishers in many advanced countries have experienced sharp declines in circulation. In turn, some retailers are placing less emphasis on magazine sales and shifting magazine products to lower-traffic areas in retail outlets. Meanwhile, new publishers have increasingly adopted online-only or hybrid business models. However, the decline in developed economies has been partially offset by increased revenue in emerging economies where new middle classes have had increased levels of internet connectivity and disposable income to purchase consumer magazines. As ...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Global Magazine Publishing Industry

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

  • Access to niche markets
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global consumer spending and External competition for the Global Publishing sector in the Global Magazine Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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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 as well as selling and preparing advertisements. These enterprises may publish magazines and other periodicals in print or electronic form.

    Industry Products
  • Consumer print sales
  • Consumer digital sales
  • Print ad sales
  • Digital ad sales
  • Trade magazine sales
  • Industry Activities
  • Periodical publishing
  • Magazine publishing
  • Journal publishing
  • TV guide publishing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global consumer spending
  • External competition for the Global Publishing sector
  • Global internet usage
  • World price of wood pulp

  • Current Performance
    Challenges in developed economiesOpportunities in developing economies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Digital format prevailsDeveloping opportunities and structure changes
  • Table: Global Magazine Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Magazine Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Wholesale Trade
  • Global Convenience Store Chains
  • Global Supermarkets
  • Global Advertising Agencies
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Advertising Agencies
  • Global Commercial Printing
  • Global Paper & Pulp Mills
  • Global Wired Telecommunication Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Consumer print sales
  • Consumer digital sales
  • Print ad sales
  • Trade magazine sales
  • Digital ad sales
  • Chart: Global Magazine Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Print
  • Desktop
  • Mobile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Magazine Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Magazine Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Magazine Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global 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 Global Magazine Publishing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Global Advertising Expenditure (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The number of copies sold per issue (or distributed in the case of a free title).
  • Consumer Magazine
  • Titles aimed at the general public and covering a broad range of topics.
  • E-Reader
  • A portable electronic device that allows users to buy, download and read e-books and other publications.
  • E-Zine
  • An electronic version of a traditional print magazine that can be read by using a personal computer, an e-reader or a tablet.
  • Readership
  • Number of people reading a periodical, as opposed to the number of people who buy it.
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    • 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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