Publishing Global Industry Guide 2014-2023


Global Publishing industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2014-18, and forecast to 2023). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the global publishing market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends and leading companies.

Key Highlights

  • The publishing market consists of books, newspapers and magazines.
  • The book publishing segment includes publishers of academic, professional, general and other (fictions, non-fiction etc) books. The market value of this segment refers to the domestic B2C sales of books only at the retail sales price (RSP).
  • The newspaper segment is valued as the sum total of all revenues gained from the sale of newspapers including those gained through circulation, subscription (inc. online subscription), and advertising revenue.
  • The magazine segment value is calculated as the revenues generated by publishers from B2C sales of copies of their products, and does not include advertising revenues.
  • Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2018 annual average exchange rates.
  • The global publishing market had total revenues of $264,775.9m in 2018, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -0.5% between 2014 and 2018.
  • The Books segment was the market’s most lucrative in 2018, with total revenues of $125,337.6m, equivalent to 47.3% of the market’s overall value.
  • Declines in this market are being driven by the contraction seen in the newspapers and magazines segments of the market. Newspapers are being impacted by the fall of advertising spend, both in print and digital form.


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