Number of magazines in the United States from 2002 to 2016

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Number of magazines

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This statistic presents the number of magazines in the United States from 2002 to 2016. 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 in 2016 show that there were 7,216 magazines in circulation in the United States. In the modern age, magazines are now available in printed or electronic formats. As of 2016, 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 Forbes magazine.
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Release date
August 2017
United States
Survey time period
2002 to 2016
Special properties
consumer magazines
Supplementary notes
The figures before 2006 come from an earlier edition of the report.

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