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.

Click here to access the 2020 Fact Sheet (PDF)

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.)