ePublishing

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  • Revenue in the ePublishing segment amounts to US$17,952m in 2018.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2022) of 5.3%, resulting in a market volume of US$22,045m by 2022.
  • The market's largest segment is eBooks with a market volume of US$11,862m in 2018.
  • User penetration is 11.3% in 2018 and is expected to hit 12.7% by 2022.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$21.94.
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ePublishing is defined as paid editorial/written content distributed over the Internet, including eBooks (fiction, non-fiction & academic eBooks) and digital editions (replicas) of consumer & trade/business magazines (eMagazine) and daily or weekly newspapers (ePaper). Open access content, paid content of newspaper or magazine websites and print or bundled subscriptions where digital editions come as a free extra are not included.
in-scope
  • Paid digital editorial written content distributed over the Internet
  • eBooks (fiction, non-fiction & academic eBooks)
  • Digital editions of consumer & trade/business magazines (eMagazine)
  • Digital editions of daily or weekly newspapers (ePapers)
out-of-scope
  • Open access content
  • Paid content on newspaper or magazine websites
  • Bundled subscriptions where digital editions come as a free extra 
Digital Media Report 2018 - ePublishing

Digital Media Report 2018 - ePublishing

Statista Digital Market Outlook - Segment Report
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Revenue (2018)
+7.9% yoy
US$17,952m
User (2018)
+5.3% yoy
581.6m

Revenue Revenue Growth

in the ePublishing market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support Revenue in the ePublishing segment amounts to US$17,952m in 2018. Reading Support The ePublishing segment is expected to show a revenue growth of 4.3% in 2019.

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User Penetration Rate

in the ePublishing market in millions in percent

Reading Support In the eBooks segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 621.8m by 2022. Reading Support User penetration in the ePublishing segment is at 11.3% in 2018.

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ARPU

in the ePublishing market in US$

Reading Support The average revenue per user (ARPU) in the eBooks segment amounts to US$21.94 in 2018.

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Users by age Users by income Users by gender

in the ePublishing market in percent in percent in percent

Reading Support In the year 2017 a share of 35.0% of users is 25-34 years old. Reading Support In the year 2017 a share of 39.1% of users is in the high income group. Reading Support In the year 2017 a share of 52.0% of users is male.

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Users by age:

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Users by income:

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Global Comparison - Revenue Global Comparison - User Penetration

in the ePublishing market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support With a market volume of US$7,889m in 2018, most revenue is generated in the United States. Reading Support With a rate of 30.5%, the user penetration in the ePublishing segment is highest in the United States.

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Key Market Indicators

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Internet penetration in %
Percentage of individuals in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista
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GDP (current) in US$
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: IMF
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Households in m
Total number of households in the selected region. | Source: Statista
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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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Consumer spending (current) in US$
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Foodstuffs, beverages in US$
Consumer spending per capita for food and non-alcoholic beverages (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. In contrast, the Food market in the Consumer Market Outlook covers only certain segments of processed food and excludes for example fresh food, oils and fats and some other items. The markets for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks in turn not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés) that are valued at wholesale prices. | Source: Statista
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Alcohol, tobacco in US$
Consumer spending per capita for alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. The market for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés) that are valued at wholesale prices. | Source: Statista
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Clothing, footwear in US$
Consumer spending per capita for clothing and footwear (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). Included are both consumption of goods as well as services (cleaning and cobblers). | Source: Statista
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Housing in US$
Consumer spending per capita for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Household in US$
Consumer spending per capita for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Health in US$
Consumer spending per capita for health (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Transport in US$
Consumer spending per capita for transport (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). This group inlcudes the purchase of vehicles, maintenenace of vehicles as well as transportation services. | Source: Statista
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Communication in US$
Consumer spending per capita for communication (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Recreation, culture in US$
Consumer spending per capita for recreation and culture (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Education in US$
Consumer spending per capita for education (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Restaurants, hotels in US$
Consumer spending per capita for restaurants and hotels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Other in US$
Consumer spending per capita for miscellaneous goods and services (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). These include personal care products and services, personal items like watches and jewellery as well as all other products and services not mentioned elsewhere. | Source: Statista
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Telecommunication
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Average connection speed in kbits/s
Average internet connection speed in Kbits/s. | Source: Akamai, Statista
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Broadband subscriptions per 100 capita
Number of-fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. | Source: World Bank, Statista
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Smartphone penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using a smartphone on a monthly basis | Source: Statista
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Hardware market
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Per-capita volume mobile phones in units
Average per capita sales of mobile phones in units | Source: Statista
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Per-capita volume laptops in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units | Source: Statista
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Per-capita volume desktop PCs in units
Average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units. | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue mobile phones in US$
Average revenue of mobile phones per capita | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue laptops in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita. | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue desktop PCs in US$
Average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita. | Source: Statista
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Source: Statista, November 2018; Selected region only includes countries listed in the Digital Market Outlook
Source: Statista, November 2018, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat
Selected region only includes countries listed in the Digital Market Outlook
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