Cumulated advertising spending in Sweden 2020, by media

The coronavirus outbreak and its consequences has reached the advertising industry in Sweden. The cumulated advertising spending in Sweden from January to April 2020 amounted to roughly 4.1 billion Swedish kronor. Compared to the same period a year earlier, this was a decrease of over 22 percent. A value of almost 1.5 billion Swedish kronor was invested in television ads. Thus, TV was the highest-spending medium in Sweden.

How are the data conducted?

The values displayed here only includes the statements from member companies of Sveriges Mediebyråer, which is a non-profit organization for media agencies. Its purpose is it to take advantage of their members’ interest by promoting the development of the media agency’s industry in terms of expertise, business opportunities, identity, and ethics. Compared to ad spends from this association, IRM (Institute for Advertising and Media Statistics) conducts more precise data for the total advertising industry. In 2018, the media advertising expenditure in Sweden amounted to almost 40 billion Swedish kronor.

Which advertising medium shows the highest growth?

As in other industries, digital advertising media, such as online video or social media are on the rise. In 2019, the expenditure on this media in Sweden was 4.7 billion Swedish kronor. By contrast, in 2009, the value amounted to only 1.2 billion Swedish kronor. This trend is expected to continue. By 2019, a forecast found that the digital share of advertising spending will amount to 58.3 percent.

Cumulated advertising spending in Sweden from January to April 2020, by media

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

January to April 2020

Special properties

member companies of Sveriges Mediebyråer

Supplementary notes

* refers to strategic advisers and events, as well as advertising which doesn't belong under the other categories.

Figures have been rounded.

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