Daily Newspaper Circulation Data

In 2016, Canada's daily newspaper circulation (paid and free) stood at 5.2 million copies on an average publishing day and 31.6 million copies over the course of a week. There were 84 paid dailies in Canada last year and 14 free dailies for a grand total of 98 daily newspapers.  Digital circulation (paid and non-paid combined) for those papers that include this information in their circulation audits, increased 21% to 8.1 million over the course of a week.

  • Paid daily newspapers (84) accounted for a total of 4 million copies on an average publishing day and 25.4 million copies over the week.
  • Free daily newspapers (14) accounted for a total of 1.2 million copies on an average publishing day and 6.1 million copies over the week.

The 2016 daily newspaper 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.)