List of newspapers by circulation

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This is a list of paid daily newspapers in the world by average circulation. Worldwide newspaper circulation figures are compiled by the International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. This list shows the latest figures that are publicly available through either organisation.

Some figures are disputed; the numbers for Japanese newspapers have been subjected to claims of "oshigami" (exaggeration by over-supplying papers to businesses).[1] Free newspapers are not included in the list.

Top newspapers by circulation[edit]

This list below shows paid newspaper dailies by circulation worldwide. The data is compiled from WAN-IFRA's World Press Trends 2016 report.[2][3][note 1]

Newspaper Country Language Circulation
Yomiuri Shimbun Japan Japanese 9,101
Dainik Jagran India Hindi 6,866
Asahi Shimbun Japan Japanese 6,480
Dainik Bhaskar India Hindi 3,166
Reference News China Chinese 3,073
Amar Ujala India Hindi 2,935
The Times of India India English 2,836
The Nikkei Japan Japanese 2,729
People's Daily China Chinese 2,603
USA Today USA English 2,600
Chunichi Shimbun Japan Japanese 2,452
Hindustan Dainik India Hindi 2,410
Malayala Manorama India Malayalam 2,343
The Wall Street Journal USA English 2,379
Bild Germany German 2,220
The New York Times USA English 2,134
Guangzhou Daily China Chinese 1,880
Nanfang Daily China Chinese 1,853
Rajasthan Patrika India Hindi 1,812

Historical data[edit]

Worldwide circulation figures for previous years can be seen from WAN-IFRA and IFABC here.

  • WAN-IFRA World Press Trends 2014 (Figures available for 2014)[4]
  • World Press Trends Database (Figures available from 2014-2010)[5]
  • IFABC National Newpapers Total Circulation 2013 (Figures available from 2012-2008)[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Some figures are disputed; the numbers for Japanese newspapers have been subjected to claims of "oshigami" or exaggeration by over-supplying papers to businesses.


  1. ^ The Australian: Omens from the shrinking Japanese newspaper business
  2. ^ Milosevic, Mira (2016). "World Press Trends 2016" (PDF). WAN-IFRA. p. 58. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "World Press Trends 2016: Facts and Figures". WAN-IFRA. Archived from the original on July 6, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Milosevic, Mira; Chishlom, Jim; Kilman, Larry; Teemu, Henriksson (2014). "World Press Trends 2014" (PDF). WAN-IFRA. p. 37. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Summaries | World Press Trends Database". WAN-IFRA. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "National Newpapers Total Circulation" (XLS). International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification. December 20, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2018.