List of newspapers in the world by circulation

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This is a list of the daily newspapers in the world by average circulation. Figures are compiled by the International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations[1] and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.[2][3][4] Figures represent each paper's average circulation in 2011 and previous. Some figures are disputed; the numbers of the Japanese newspapers have been subjected to claims of "Oshigami" or circulation exaggeration.[5] Free newspapers are not included in this list.

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Rank Newspaper Country 2012
Circulation
(thousands)
2011
Circulation
(thousands)
Change 2010
Circulation
(thousands)
2009
Circulation
(thousands)
2008
Circulation
(thousands)
- Yomiuri Shimbun Japan N/A 9,969 Decrease -0.5% 10,019 10,018 10,021
- Asahi Shimbun Japan N/A 7,750 Decrease -2.3% 7,930 8,025 8,038
- Mainichi Shimbun Japan N/A 3,438 Decrease -3.2% 3,551 3,771 3,857
1 The Times of India India 3,314 4,090 Increase 20.5% 3,396 3,327 2,951
- Nihon Keizai Shimbun Japan N/A 3,020 Decrease -0.1% 3,024 3,052 3,056
- Bild Germany N/A N/A - 2,990 3,300 3,142
- News of the World United Kingdom 0 0[6] - 2,869 3,016 3,184
- Chunichi Shimbun Japan N/A N/A - N/A 2,728 2,761
2 Dainik Jagran India 2,674 2,662 Decrease -4.8% 2,796 2,384 2,523
3 The Sun United Kingdom 2,520 2,770 Decrease -6.2% 2,954 3,030 3,096
- Reference News China N/A 2,450 Decrease -5.4% 2,591 2,701 2,751
5 Malayala Manorama India 2,130 2,048 Increase 7.6% 1,903 1,760 1,700
- Tokyo Sports Japan N/A N/A - N/A 2,119 N/A
- The Wall Street Journal United States N/A 2,107 Increase 1.4% 2,077 2,053 2,041
- People's Daily China N/A 2,106 Decrease -9.1% 2,316 2,329 2,315
6 The Daily Mail United Kingdom 1,921 2,044 Decrease -3.0% 2,107 2,169 2,246
7 Hindustan Dainik India 1,844 1,868 Increase 9.9% 1,699 1,300 1,036
- USA Today United States N/A N/A - 1,832 1,912 2,261
- Nikkan Sports Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,802
- Sports Nippon Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,800
8 The Mail on Sunday United Kingdom 1,798 1,981 Increase 0.6% 1,970 2,056 2,203
9 Eenadu India 1,737 1,717 Increase 2.8% 1,671 1,293 1,172
10 Dainik Bhaskar India 1,675 1,039 Decrease -50.4% 2,095 2,654 2,033
- Qilu Evening News China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,668
11 Amar Ujala India 1,644 1,480 Increase 1.4% 1,459 938 1,344
12 Daily Thanthi India 1,614 1,495 Increase 12.9% 1,324 1,192 1,041
- Sankei Shimbun Japan N/A 1,610 Decrease -0.9% 1,624 1,756 2,166
13 Rajasthan Patrika India 1,590 1,603 Increase 9.2% 1,468 1,332 1,342
- Information Times China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,570
14 The Hindu India 1,558 1,500 Decrease -1.0% 1,515 1,466 1,453
15 Lokmat India 1,525 1,499 Decrease -14.3% 1,750 1,505 1,368
- Yangtse Evening Post China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,483
- Deccan Chronicle India N/A 1,458 Increase 2.5% 1,423 1,379 1,334
16 Sakal India 1,412 1,318 Decrease -12.2% 1,501 1,166 913
17 Mathrubhumi India 1,387 1,275 Increase 5.9% 1,204 1,172 1,148
18 The Daily Mirror / Daily Record United Kingdom 1,351 1,455 Decrease -5.7% 1,543 1,658 1,835
19 Sakshi India 1,339 1,457 Increase 0.4% 1,451 1,218 N/A
20 The Chosun Ilbo South Korea 1,326 1,353 - 1,393 2,300 2,300
21 Hindustan Times India 1,322 1,263 Decrease -2.2% 1,292 1,186 1,251
- Guangzhou Daily China N/A 1,280 Decrease -9.6% 1,402 1,480 1,529
- Sankei Sports Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,272
22 Dinakaran India 1,267 1,259 Decrease -8.2% 1,372 1,235 1,041
- Southern Metropolis Daily China N/A 1,251 Decrease -10.3% 1,380 1,450 1,509
23 Ananda Bazar Patrika India 1,217 1,249 Increase 5.3% 1,186 1,172 1,278
- Chutian Metro Daily China N/A 1,200 Increase 0.8% 1,190 1,083 1,070
- Thai Rath Thailand N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,200
- Hokkaido Shimbun Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,186
- Yangcheng Evening News China N/A 1,180 Decrease -5.0% 1,240 1,302 1,390
24 Sunday Mirror United Kingdom 1,173 1,436 Increase 27.4% 1,127 1,216 1,313
- Global Times China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 1,160
25 Daily Mirror United Kingdom 1,078 1,154 Decrease -5.5% 1,221 1,314 1,451
26 Punjab Kesari India 1,074 1,059 Decrease -1.2% 1,072 987 943
- Hangzhou Daily China N/A 1,058 Increase 3.7% 1,019 1,006 1,003
- The New York Times United States N/A 1,034 Increase 13.1% 914 983 1,039
- Daily Sports Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 999
- Sports Hochi Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 996
- Yanzhao Metropolis Daily China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 990
- Qianjiang Evening News China N/A 980 Decrease -2.4% 1,004 1,002 1,002
- Today Evening News China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 980
- Metro Express China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 950
- Peninsula City News China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 920
27 The Sunday Times United Kingdom 919 1,005 Decrease -7.8% 1,090 1,196 1,193
28 JoongAng Ilbo South Korea 917 944 - 983 2,200 2,200
- Xinmin Evening News China N/A 910 Decrease -8.7% 989 1,000 1,010
- New Express China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 910
- Al-Ahram Egypt N/A N/A - N/A N/A 900
- Daily News Thailand N/A N/A - N/A N/A 900
- Zaman Turkey N/A 889 Increase 14.8% 774 727 753
- Chengdu Economic Daily China N/A 861 Decrease -1.6% 875 890 889
- Nanfang Daily China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 850
- Nishinippon Shimbun Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 850
29 Dinamalar India 865 838 Increase 15.9% 722 681 611
- Dahe Daily China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 830
- Liaoshen Evening News China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 829
- Western China City News China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 829
- Kronen Zeitung Austria 846 857 - 929 819 949
- Huaxi City Daily China N/A 811 Decrease -4.9% 850 881 890
- Al Gomhuria Egypt N/A N/A - N/A N/A 800
- Kom Chad Luek Thailand N/A N/A - N/A N/A 800
- Maeil Business Newspaper South Korea N/A N/A - N/A N/A 800
- Chunichi Sports Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 793
- Modern Express China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 790
- Ouest-France France N/A N/A - N/A 786 796
- Divya Bhaskar India N/A N/A - N/A N/A 785
- Beijing Evening News China N/A N/A - N/A N/A 780
30 The Dong-a Ilbo South Korea 753 750 - 867 2,100 2,100
- The Economic Times India N/A N/A - N/A N/A 751
- Los Angeles Times United States N/A N/A - N/A N/A 739
31 Pudhari India 722 744 457 500
- Shizuoka Shimbun Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 718
- Chugoku Shimbun Japan N/A N/A - N/A N/A 718
- Moskovskij Komsomolets Russia N/A N/A - N/A 700 750
- Rakyat Merdeka Indonesia N/A N/A - N/A N/A 700
- Busan Ilbo South Korea N/A N/A - N/A N/A 700
- The Hankyoreh South Korea N/A N/A - N/A N/A 700
- Beijing Youth Daily China N/A 681 Decrease -5.9% 721 751 789
32 Navbharat Times India 676 599 580 531 546
- Komsomolskaya Pravda Russia N/A N/A - N/A 668 716
- Beijing Times China N/A 651 Decrease -7.4% 703 751 761
- Economic Daily China N/A 650 Decrease -7.4% 702 721 680

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