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South Asian Newspaper Directory 2017-2019

South Asian Newspaper Directory 2017-2019

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The newspaper printing and publishing industry is on the rise in South Asia, even as it is reportedly declining in the West. Various industry estimates predict healthy advertisement revenue growth of 5% - 8% in print media business in India for the next five years.

At the same time, the circulation of daily newspapers in India is also increasing. According to the 2015-2016 annual report of the Registrar of Newspapers in India (RNI), circulation of dailies grew about 25% over the previous year. The recent report from the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) of India, published in May 2017, also confirms the growth, though at about CAGR of 5% over the past 10 years.

This fourth edition of the South Asian Newspaper Directory reflects the growth seen in the industry. Compared to the first edition of the report, which was published in 2011, the number of editions and printing centres of newspapers in the directory has gone up, so has the list of printing machines and other equipment used in these organisations.

The use of press technology has seen a full circle since the first edition of this directory. From single width printing presses to high speed, double-width printing machines, this edition suggests publishers are adopting to distributed printing using both single and double-width presses depending on the geographic and operational convenience. It just goes to prove the quick
adoptability of Indian news publishers to the changing business environment and bodes well for the future of the industry in the region.

The directory lists both the management team members and the press, prepress and post press equipment used in leading newspaper companies in South Asia. It acts as a good barometer of the technology used in the industry in the region. WAN-IFRA plans to research the data further to cull out more industry trends from this directory.

How to get your copy?

For e-directory click here

Free copies of the printed directory are distributed to publishers and suppliers in the South Asian region. Publishers and suppliers other than South Asia region, if interested to get a copy of the printed version, please write to which will be on chargeable basis of Euro 20.

Is your entry missing?

If you are a publisher or a supplier for publishing industry and could not find your entry in the directory, please write to for a free listing in the WAN-IFRA South Asian Newspaper Directory 2019-2021.


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2017-11-16 13:24

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