Mexico is a key market for the newspaper segment in Latin America. Over a quarter of the North American country's audience consumed this medium at least once a week throughout 2019, the latest data available. In the next year, marked by the COVID-19 outbreak, the newspaper industry's revenue stood just above eight billion Mexican pesos, an annual decrease of 7.3 percent. But the declining figure alone does not tell the whole story. The headline instead should be the continuous rise of the segment's online operations. A breakdown of the revenue of Mexico's newspapers shows that print advertising and circulation altogether experienced a drop of nearly 13 percent in 2020. Meanwhile, digital ads and circulation recorded exactly the opposite result, generating about 13 percent more revenue than in 2019.
More news and less paper
Mexican news consumers also put their money where their need for information is, at least by Latin American standards. Almost one out of five internet users surveyed in Mexico paid for digital news in early 2021, the highest percentage in the region. The willingness to afford quality information also paves the way for the segment at large. The print newspaper revenue in Mexico was forecast to decline by 6.5 percent between 2022 and 2025, whereas the digital subsegment was projected to grow by more than 20 percent. There is also a sign that the prestige of print has translated into the online environment. At the beginning of 2022, the leading online news brand in Mexico by weekly reach was the web version of El Universal, a newspaper founded in Mexico City over a century ago.
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