Total circulation is based on average circulation per issue, not including Sunday editions. 2014 onwards the total includes circulation of the newspapers' paid online editions. From 2018 circulation figures are reported twice a year, for six-month periods, instead of a whole year, and more sales with discounts are included than before. In the table below data for the last six months every year is used. Circulation of the premium online edition of Norway's largest newspaper, VG+, is included from 2017. The changes contribute to a significant rise in total circulation.
Comparative circulation data for Norway and the other Nordic countries can be found at Nordicom.
Number of newspapers and total circulation 1952 - 2019
|Number of newspapers||227||193||191||211||219||216||202||209||220||223|
|Total circulation (1000)||1 755||1 962||2 069||2 447||2 780||3 048||3 128||3 163||3 140||3 146|
|Number of newspapers||218||217||217||222||225||225||228||228||228||225|
|Total circulation (1000)||3 103||3 094||3 072||3 051||3 010||2 939||2 867||2 843||2 763||2 659|
|Number of newspapers||226||228||227||229||230||228||227||223||223||218|
|Total circulation (1000)||2 572||2 501||2 421||2 230||2 150||2 041||2 018||2 141||2 322||2 317|
Total circulation includes print newspapers published at least once a week, and their paid online editions, only. This may exclude som members of the newspaper business associations, MBL and LLA.
The premium edition of Norway's largest online newspaper, VG+, is included in the total 2017 onwards. This contributes to a significant increase in total circulation.
2014 onwards total circulation is based on total net circulation (print circulation plus digital subscriptions and sale of digital editions). 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. Medianorway is using circulation figures for the last six months every year.