Number of newspapers and total circulation
Data on total number of print newspapers and total circulation in Norway are based on the report 'Avisåret', written by media researcher Sigurd Høst. Høst annually compiles information about all Norwegian newspapers published minimum once a week. Comprehensive statistics is presented every year in 'Avisåret' which is published by Volda University College.

Total circulation is based on average circulation per issue, Sunday editions not included. 2014 onwards the total includes digital circulation.

Number of newspapers and total circulation 1952 - 2017

Number of newspapers227193191211219216202209220223  
Total circulation (1000)1 7551 9622 0692 4472 7803 0483 1283 1633 1403 146  
Number of newspapers218217217222225225228228228225  
Total circulation (1000)3 1033 0943 0723 0513 0102 9392 8672 8432 7632 659  
Number of newspapers226228227229230228227223  
Total circulation (1000)2 5722 5012 4212 2302 1502 0412 0182 026  

2014 onwards total circulation is based on total net circulation (print circulation plus digital subscriptions and sale of digital editions).

Only printed publications regarded as newspapers according to Sigurd Høst's own definition are included. This may exclude som members of the newspaper business associations, MBL and LLA.

When using data from this database please refer to medianorway as well as the original source of the statistics.

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