Global Legal Publishing

This report forecasts to 2026 the global market for legal publishing by product and major world region in nominal US dollars. To illustrate historical trends, the world market and product segments are provided for 2020 and 2021. Product segments include: digital databases, digital tools and solutions, e-journals, e-books, e-directories, books, looseleafs, print journals, and print directories. The market is also segmented in 2021 by major world region: North America, Europe/UK, Asia/Pacific, and rest of world.

Unless otherwise noted, the figures in this report are worldwide estimates of the markets for legal and business publishing as defined by Simba.

Legal publishing consists of electronic and printed content used by professionals in the legal industry, including attorneys, law firms, law enforcement officials, courts, judges, court reporters, legal assistants, paralegals, corporate counsels, intellectual property professionals, legal aids, and law students.

Legal researchers, legal libraries, the legal and human resources departments of corporations, and law students, instructors, schools, and libraries all purchase content from legal publishers.

Legal publishing includes professional-level print and electronic content, encompassing these areas: administrative law and regulatory practice, antitrust law, business law, criminal justice, dispute resolution, environmental law, family law, general practice, government and public sector law, health law, intellectual property law, labor and employment, law practice management, legal education and admissions to the Bar, litigation, contract law, public utility, communications and transport law, property, probate and trust law, science and technology law, jury service and selection, and human resources law.

Products in this report include upper-level textbooks used by students and attorneys, peer-reviewed journals, advanced-level professional magazines, professional databases and directories, and electronic services targeted to legal professionals.

To accurately reflect market growth, Simba has added an "eliminations" line to prevent publishing revenue from being counted twice. These eliminations are necessary because of bundled print and electronic pricing of books and journals, inter-publisher alliances, licensing, and profit-sharing agreements.

Freedonia quantifies trends in various measures of growth and volatility. Growth calculated as a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) employs, by definition, only the first and last datapoints over a period. The CAGR is used to describe forecast growth, defined as the expected trend beginning in the base year and ending in the forecast year. Readers are encouraged to consider historical volatility when assessing particular annual values along the forecast trend, including in the forecast year.

Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
511120 Periodical Publishers
511130 Book Publishers
511210 Software Publishers
519130 Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals

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