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Kauppalehti wordmark.svg
Owner(s)Alma Media
PublisherKustannus Oy Kauppalehti
EditorHannu Leinonen (Editor in Charge) and Arno Ahosniemi
Founded1898; 123 years ago (1898)
Political alignmentindependent right
Circulation63,471 (2012)
Sister newspapersAamulehti

Kauppalehti (English: "Trade Newspaper") is a commerce-oriented newspaper published in Helsinki, Finland.

History and profile[edit]

Kauppalehti was established by the Finnish Businessmen's Association in 1898.[1][2] Since 1919 the paper is published five or six times per week.[1][3]

Kauppalehti is owned by the Business Information Group of Alma Media[4] and is based in Helsinki.[5] The sister papers of Kauppalehti are Iltalehti and Aamulehti.[5] The publisher of Kauppalehti is the Kustannus Oy Kauppalehti.[6] The paper is published in tabloid format.[6]

In 2002 Kauppalehti began to offer a supplement, Saldo, together with the magazine Tekniikka ja Talous.[7] The paper published a Saturday supplement, Presso from October 2004 to December 2007.[8][9]

Kauppalehti is the first Finnish newspaper which launched paywall in its online edition in 2012.[10]


Kauppalehti had a circulation of 85,292 copies in 2001.[3][11] Next year it was 84,626 copies.[2] The 2003 circulation of the paper was 83,100 copies.[6] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 82,000 copies.[12]

The circulation of Kauppalehti was 81,377 copies in 2006.[13] The paper had a circulation of 81,363 copies in 2007.[14] Its circulation in the years of 2008 and 2009 was 86,654 copies and 78,731 copies, respectively.[5] It had a circulation of 70,118 copies in 2010[5] and 68,252 copies in 2011.[15][16] Its circulation fell to 63,471 copies in 2012.[10]

The website of Kauppalehti, which was launched in 1996,[5] acts as an important hub for the business community. The website contains both Finnish and English articles.[17] In 2010 it was the eleventh most visited website in Finland in 2010 and was visited by 655,093 people per week.[18]


  1. ^ a b Peter Kjær; Tore Slaatta (2007). Mediating Business: The Expansion of Business Journalism. Copenhagen Business School Press DK. p. 80. ISBN 978-87-630-0199-1.
  2. ^ a b The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 1613. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5.
  3. ^ a b Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail, eds. (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7619-4132-3.
  4. ^ Turo Uskali (25 April 2005). "Paying Attention to Weak Signals – The Key Concept for Innovation Journalism" (PDF). Innovation Journalism. 2 (4): 33–51.
  5. ^ a b c d e Katja Lehtisaari; et al. (2012). "Media Convergence and Business Models: Responses of Finnish Daily Newspapers" (Research Report). University of Helsinki. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  7. ^ "History". Alma Media. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  8. ^ Peter Kjær; Tore Slaatta (2007). Mediating Business: The Expansion of Business Journalism. Copenhagen Business School Press DK. p. 62. ISBN 978-87-630-0199-1.
  9. ^ "Kauppalehti to focus on nationwide business journalism". Alma Media. 26 October 2007. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  10. ^ a b Sampsa Saikkonen; Paula Häkämies (5 January 2014). "Mapping Digital Media:Finland" (Report). Open Society Foundations. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  11. ^ Martin V. Bauer; et al. "The BSE and CJD crisis in the press" (Book chapter). BVSDE. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Top ten daily newspapers by circulation 2006". Nordicom. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  14. ^ "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom. 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Circulation Statistics 2011" (PDF). Media Audit Finland. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  16. ^ "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  17. ^ Oksana Newman (1 January 2007). Online Business Sourcebook. Walter de Gruyter. p. 147. ISBN 978-3-598-44038-0.
  18. ^ Kari Karppinen; Hannu Nieminen; Anna-Laura Markkanen (2014). "High Professional Ethos in a Small, Concentrated Media Market" (PDF). Blogipalvelut. Retrieved 29 December 2014.

External links[edit]

Official website