Ranking of newspapers in Norway 2018, by circulation

Aftenposten is the highest-circulation newspaper in Norway. As of 2018, the circulation amounted to nearly 260 thousand sold copies. VG (short for Verdens Gang) came in second place, with roughly 167 thousand copies.

Newspapers’ criteria

The ranking with the largest newspapers includes only newspapers that are published at least once a week. It was required that a newspaper has to inform about current issues and events, and take a real payment for subscriptions and loose sales. Additionally, both digital and print versions are contained in the circulation numbers. Aftenposten’s circulation, for example, amounted to roughly 132.4 thousand print and 253 thousand digital copies.

Decreasing circulation numbers

The circulation of Norwegian newspapers decreased in the last decades, from more than 3.1 million copies in 1990 to two million in 2017. Print versions still generate the most circulation revenue, although it decreased in the past years. In 2017, the revenue of print newspapers was roughly 5.5 billion Norwegian kroner, whereas digital newspapers made 1.1 billion Norwegian kroner.

Ranking of newspapers in Norway in 2018, by circulation

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