Publication Date
Publication Date: 
June 1, 2009

This book from WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, is a research report of changes taking place in the media industry around the world. The report presents a broad overview of the industry covering 233 countries and territories, as well as detailed analyses of individual markets. This edition contains, among other things, tables and charts including regional summaries, the top ten dailies from each country, circulation and readership figures, and advertising revenues.

Trends from 2004 to 2008 are available by countries, regions, and worldwide with detailed tables and charts on paid-for and free dailies, non-dailies, and Sunday edition newspapers:

  • Number of titles and circulation 
  • Newspaper reach, readership and media consumption
  • Online editions and online readership
  • Top ten paid-for and free dailies, including cover prices and advertising rates
  • Top ten publishing companies
  • Advertising expenditure and revenues
  • Advertising shares of newspapers and other media
  • Top newspaper advertisers and advertising categories
  • Single copy/ delivery breakdown of newspaper sales
  • Sales revenues
  • Distribution costs
  • Macroeconomic data and demographic information
  • Map and commentary on every country/territory
  • Number of journalists and employees
  • Salary costs
  • Newspaper colour capability and formats
  • Newsprint costs
  • Taxes, subsidies, discounts
  • Ownership laws and rules, cross-media ownership restrictions
299 Euros

Press release from WAN on August 6 2009.