Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Global Magazine Publishing industry has struggled over the past five years due to rising competition from online media. As internet penetration has expanded, particularly through mobile devices, consumers have had on-the-go access to digital content alternatives. Although magazine circulation has remained relatively steady, newsstand sales have declined in developed economies, leaving publishers to sell heavily discounted subscriptions in order to bolster their audience and maintain value for advertisers. However, new publishers have emerged across the developing world to cater to emerging middle classes, offsetting closures of print publications in the United States and contributing to a net increase in global industry participation... read more
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Market share concentration in the Global Magazine Publishing industry is low, with no company expected to account for more than 5.0% of total industry revenue. Nonetheless, concentration can vary drastically depending on specific country markets. For example, in the United States, the top four publishers account for an estimated 30.1% of revenue.
During the past five years, market share concentration has gradually increased due to some consolidation. In addition, technological changes and low disposable income caused many smaller publications to fold. Sev.. read more