Issues arise: Revenue is rising, but increased online competition will threaten growth

Competition within the Magazine and Periodical publishing industry in China has intensified significantly in recent years. Increased computer usage has negatively affected demand for printed magazines and periodicals. As a result, many of the industry's advertising clients have shifted more of their advertising dollars to online publications and away from print.Industry revenue is expected to total $3.5 billion in 2018, and declining at an annualized rate of 2.0% during the five years since 2013. Industry profit has been stable, accounting for about 11.5% of industry revenue. Revenue generated from advertising accounts for a large share of the industry's total revenue, totaling 28.8% in 2018...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

LicensingA new publisher has to obtain a license from the General Administration of Press and Publication of the People's Republic of China to publish periodicals. The strict regulatory requirements have prevented some potential new firms from entering this industry.Skilled workforceCore functions in the periodical publishing process, such as editing, sales and distribution, still require a large number of employees, especially article writing. Well-known writers can attract large volumes of readers, which increases the purchase rates of periodicals. Therefore, a new periodical publisher needs a skilled workforce to increase circulation.Brand awarenessReaders often prefer to buy well-known magazines due to their high quality. Adv...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Magazine and Periodical Publishing Industry

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

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections and Competition from other Industries in the Magazine and Periodical Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Magazine and Periodical Publishing Industry?

    The Magazine and Periodical Publishing industry in China publishes a wide range of periodicals and magazines. The printing, wholesaling and retailing of periodicals and magazines are included in other downstream industries.

    Industry Products
  • Natural science and technology periodicals
  • Social science and philosophy periodicals
  • Culture and education periodicals
  • Literature and arts periodicals
  • Children's magazines and pictorials
  • Other magazines
  • Business periodicals
  • Industry Activities
  • Periodical publishing
  • Magazine publishing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections
  • Competition from other Industries
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Economic Indicators - Advertising
  • Government Purchasing Policy - Books and Magazines
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Services to Printing

  • Current Performance
    Revenue streamsIndustry profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Magazine and Periodical Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Bookstores
  • Gas Stations
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book, Magazine and Periodical Printing
  • Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Natural science and technology periodicals
  • Social science and philosophy periodicals
  • Literature and arts periodicals
  • Culture and education periodicals
  • Business periodicals
  • Children's magazines and pictorials
  • Other magazines
  • Chart: Magazine and Periodical Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price
  • Household income levels
  • Technology development
  • Distribution network
  • Education levels
  • Brand awareness

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Subscriptions
  • Wholesalers
  • Others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Magazine and Periodical Publishing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Distribution networks
  • Promotions
  • Niche content
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Beijing Rayli Magazines, Trends Magazines, Duzhe Publishing Limited, Seeking Truth Magazine, Zhiyin Media Group,
  • Table: Beijing Rayli Magazines - financial performance
  • Table: Trends Magazines - financial performance
  • Table: Duzhe Publishing Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Seeking Truth Magazine - financial performance
  • Table: Zhiyin Media Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Magazine and Periodical 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 Magazine and Periodical Publishing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)
  • Total Printed Copies (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A magazine aimed at the general public that covers a broad range of topics.
  • Commercial Periodicals
  • Content is mainly articles and advertisements according to the requirements of advertisers to target a certain audience.
  • Readership
  • The number of people who read a periodical, including pass-along readers.
  • What Our Customers Say

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