Italy: newspaper circulation 2000-2015

Between 2000 and 2015, the Italian printed newspapers have reached less readers. The number of newspapers in circulation dropped sharply, going from 5.8 million copies in 2000 to 2.9 million copies in 2015. This decreasing trend involved several publishers and newspapers editions. For instance, the local newspapers of GEDI group had an average circulation of 341.6 thousand copies per day in 2014 and 201 thousand copies as of the first half of 2017.

Meaning of circulation

  Newspaper circulation indicates the number of copies of a newspaper distributed on an average day, including the number of copies sold. In Italy, the daily newspaper Corriere della Sera had the highest circulation, with 227 thousand copies per day as of 2017.

Losing paying readers

  If we consider only the years from 2013 to 2017, financial newspaper Il Sole 14 ore has been the one losing the most paying readers, with a decrease of 57.3 percent of its circulation, ItaliaOggi followed with less 50 percent and La Repubblica ranked third with a circulation decreasing by 45.7 percent.

Newspaper circulation in Italy from 2000 to 2015

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Release date

August 2016

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2000 to 2015

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