Ten largest Norwegian newspapers

Below you can find circulation figures and annual change in circualtion for the ten largest newspapers in Norway each year. The information is based on data from the Norwegian Media Businesses' Association (MBL) and the National Association of Local Newspapers (LLA). MBL organises the majority of Norwegian newspapers and publishes annual statistics based on audited reports from member newspapers. LLA is an association for smaller local newspapers and has about 110 members.

From 2018 onwards more newspaper sales with discounts are included than before, and circulation figures are published every six months. In the table below circulation of the last six months every year is used.

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Ten largest newspapers in Norway 2021

2021 Circulation Change in
no. of copies
VG* 311 611 24 296  
Aftenposten 254 208 -3 108  
Dagbladet* 109 473 -5 891  
Dagens Næringsliv 95 988 3 341  
Bergens Tidende 89 053 4 951  
Adresseavisen 76 803 1 173  
Stavanger Aftenblad 63 965 697  
Fædrelandsvennen 37 852 1 238  
Klassekampen 34 036 1 661  
Romerikes Blad 33 646 572  

From 2017 onwards the circulation of VG includes VG's online premium edition. Dagbladet's premium edition is included in the circulation of Dagbladet from 2015 onwards.

2018 onwards circulation numbers are reported twice a year based on six-month periods instead of a whole year, and more sales with discounts are included than before. Here we use circulation figures for the last six months every year.

Until 2014 the circulation data was based on print editions. From 2014 onwards circulation data are measured as print circulation, digital circulation and net total. In this overview net total circulation, including both print and digital circulation, is used.

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

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