Magazine & Periodical Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Magazine & Periodical Publishing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51112CA | May 2015

Lifestyle issue: Publishers will refocus on strengthening their digital offerings

IBISWorld’s Magazine & Periodical Publishing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Falling consumer demand and lower print advertising revenue have devastated the Magazine and Periodical Publishing industry. Readers, with ever-increasing access to digital media, have opted to consume digital publications instead of printed magazines and periodicals. This trend has been fuelled by the swift adoption of tablet computers and the increasing capabilities of smartphones. In the coming years, publishers will refocus on strengthening their digital offerings. As more consumers adopt the digital form, advertisers will follow suit through higher and more targeted digital advertising. To capture digital advertising, publishers will expand their digital presence, although competition from online-only publications will accelerate... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Magazine and Periodical Publishing industry has a low share of market share concentration, although market share concentration has risen slightly in the five years to 2015. The top four players in the market account for 27.2% of total industry revenue. Market share concentration has increased, as many smaller operators folded. Demonstrating this, the number of enterprises has declined at an average annual rate of 2.3% to 1,540 in the five years to 2015. Operators have struggled due to limited demand, declining print advertising and more stringent industry assistance. Demand for magazines has been limited, as consumer attention has been diverted to digital-only products. The proliferation of mobile and tablet devices has furthered the shift in consumer demand for digital products... purchase to read more


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What is the Magazine & Periodical Publishing Industry?

This industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals in print and online. This industry does not include operators that exclusively sell online magazines or periodicals.

Industry Products
General interest - EnglishGeneral interest -FrenchBusiness and trade - EnglishBusiness and trade - French
Industry Activities
Selling magazines and periodicalsDistributing magazines and periodicalsResearching topicsEditing articlesDesigning advertisementsDesigning articles

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