Reed Elsevier (NL) is a publishing group organized around 4 areas of activity:
- legal (41.5% of net sales; LexisNexis): legal reports, newspapers, CD-Rom's, textbooks, etc.;
- scientific and medical (33.7%; Elsevier): specialist journals, CD-Rom's, Internet data-bases, etc.;
- event-related (14%; Reed Exhibitions): commercial event organization;
- professional (10.8%; Reed Business Information): information magazines and on-line services.
Sales break down by source of income into subscriptions (48.7%), publications (26.2%), events (13.8%), advertising (5.7%) and other (5.6%).
Net sales break down geographically as follows: the United Kingdom (7.2%), the Netherlands (2.7%), Europe (19.2%), North America (51.6%) and other (19.3%).