The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Newspaper 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.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The threat of online media and the exodus of advertising revenue are anticipated to continue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Global Newspaper Publishing industry has faced rising external competition from digital media formats, which have lowered the industry's subscription rates and revenue base over the past five years. Over the next five years, greater internet access across the globe will continue to pressure newspaper publishers. Readership and advertising will transition away from print mediums to digital news outlets and platforms, limiting the industry's growth potential. Publisher decline will be more pronounced in advanced economies, although their digital segments are expected to grow. Newspaper publishing is projected to fare better in emerging economies, preventing steeper revenue declines in the global industry...

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    Starting a New Business

    Overall, the barriers to the entry for new players into the industry are relatively high and include the market power held by established companies. Most markets are well served by existing players. This can reduce opportunities to address niche segments, although niche opportunities exist, usually in developing economies.

    Large incumbents often benefit from economies of scale and scope, and can prevent expansion of new or smaller companies. Startup daily newspapers in metropolitan or suburban markets are rare. Economies of scale exist in material purchases, printing, news collection, marketing and distribution.

    Owners of metropolitan dailies are in a good position to win national advertising business. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Global Newspaper Publishing Industry

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

  • Access to niche markets
  • Automation efficiencies
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
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    Industry Products

    What is the Global Newspaper Publishing Industry?

    The Global Newspaper Publishing industry produces and distributes newspapers, which includes gathering news; writing news columns, feature stories and editorials; printing newspapers; and selling and preparing advertisements. These enterprises may publish newspapers in print or electronic form, but the industry excludes publications that only publish online.

    Industry Products
    Industry Activities
    Publishing newspapers in print
    Publishing newspapers in electronic form
    Operating newspaper publishers

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global advertising expenditure
  • Global internet usage
  • Global number of adults aged 35 to 64
  • Global per capita income

  • Current Performance
  • Advertising is evolving
  • Digital threat and opportunity
  • Profitability and industry response
  • Emerging countries on the rise
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Divergent regional trends
  • Publishers respond to competition
  • Consolidation in developed countries
  • Table: Global Newspaper Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Global Wholesale Trade
  • Global Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores
  • Global Convenience Store Chains
  • Global Supermarkets
  • Global Commercial Real Estate
  • Global Advertising Agencies

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Basic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Global Logistics - Road Transport
  • Global Paper & Pulp Mills
  • Global Wired Telecommunication Carriers
  • Other Global Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Circulation
  • Advertising
  • Chart: Global Newspaper Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Readers aged 65 years and over
  • Readers aged 45 to 54 years
  • Readers aged 55 to 64 years
  • Readers aged 35 to 44 years
  • Readers aged 25 to 34 years
  • Readers aged 18 to 24 years
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Newspaper Publishing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Newspaper Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Newspaper 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
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Broadsheet newspapers are relatively large in dimension and are generally associated with more intellectual newspapers, although a trend toward compact newspapers is changing this.
  • Circulation
  • A newspaper's circulation is the number of copies it distributes on an average day.
  • Tabloid
  • Tabloids are generally about half the size of broadsheets, and are often perceived as sensationalist in contrast to broadsheets.
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