Daily Newspaper Circulation Data

In 2020, Canada’s daily newspaper circulation (paid and free) stands at 19.6 million copies over the course of a week. 58% of daily newspaper circulation is paid and 42% is free (controlled).

  • Daily newspaper paid circulation accounts for 11,277,244 copies weekly and controlled circulation accounts for 8,307,306 copies weekly.
  • There are 75 daily newspaper titles in Canada

The 2020 Snapshot fact sheet is based on circulation sourced from audit companies (AAM, CMCA, CCAB) or owner-provided data. Please note, the detailed spreadsheet with title specific data is no longer available.

For more information, please contact Kelly Levson, Director of Marketing and Research, at klevson@newsmediacanada.ca.


Historical circulation data

For earlier circulation reports, including daily newspaper circulation rates and figures, click here. (Note: These confidential reports are restricted to CNA members only. You must be from a CNA-member newspaper in order to access this page.)