Impact of COVID-19 on magazines in Sweden 2020

A quarter of magazine publishers in Sweden need to reduce their staff due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020. This is the result of survey from March 2020 among editors in chief of Sveriges Tidskrifter's (Swedish Magazine Publishers Association) member companies about the impact of the coronavirus on the magazine industry in the country. Nearly half of the respondents also said that the reading of digital magazines has changed since the beginning of the crisis. According to them, more people read magazines online.

The first case of COVID-19 in Sweden was confirmed on January 31, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Fact and Figures page.

Consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) for magazines in Sweden in 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 2020

Number of respondents

ca. 70 companies

Special properties

Editors in chief of member companies of Sveriges Tidskrifter

Supplementary notes

* Respondents who have experienced a change in digital reading of their magazines.

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