Number of magazines in the United States from 2002 to 2017

Number of magazines in the United States from 2002 to 2017 This statistic presents the number of magazines in the United States from 2002 to 2017. The number of magazines in the United states was at its highest in 2012, when 7,390 consumer magazines circulated throughout the American market. The latest figures show that there were 7,176 magazines in circulation in the United States in 2017. In the modern age, magazines are now available in printed or electronic formats. As of 2018, the printed magazine industry remained popular with consumers. The success of a magazine can be measured in a variety of ways such as circulation, digital replica circulation, revenue by platform, revenue and annual growth. Single copy sales are also a key indicator of a magazine’s performance. Some of the most popular magazines in the United States based on their total reach include ESPN The Magazine, People magazine, and National Geographic.
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Number of magazines
20177,176
20167,216
20157,293
20147,289
20137,240
20127,390
20117,179
20107,163
20097,110
20087,383
20076,809
20066,734
20056,325
20047,188
20036,234
20025,340
Number of magazines
20177,176
20167,216
20157,293
20147,289
20137,240
20127,390
20117,179
20107,163
20097,110
20087,383
20076,809
20066,734
20056,325
20047,188
20036,234
20025,340
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This statistic presents the number of magazines in the United States from 2002 to 2017. The number of magazines in the United states was at its highest in 2012, when 7,390 consumer magazines circulated throughout the American market. The latest figures show that there were 7,176 magazines in circulation in the United States in 2017. In the modern age, magazines are now available in printed or electronic formats. As of 2018, the printed magazine industry remained popular with consumers. The success of a magazine can be measured in a variety of ways such as circulation, digital replica circulation, revenue by platform, revenue and annual growth. Single copy sales are also a key indicator of a magazine’s performance. Some of the most popular magazines in the United States based on their total reach include ESPN The Magazine, People magazine, and National Geographic.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2002 to 2017
Special properties
print consumer magazines
Supplementary notes
The figures before 2008 come from an earlier edition of the report.

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