In 2014, Canada's daily newspaper circulation (paid and free) stood at 5,312,018 copies on an average publishing day and 31,765,434 copies over the course of a week. There were 91 paid dailies in Canada last year and 13 free dailies for a grand total of 104 daily newspapers. There were eight less daily newspapers publishing by the end of 2014: one paper ceased publishing, two papers merged and six free distribution papers closed.
As of June 2014 there are 1,040 community newspapers in Canada and more than 1,100 editions. Community newspapers publish more than 20.6 million copies each week and the majority of circulation is free (controlled) accounting for 19.7 million copies weekly. Total circulation is 4.9% higher than last year with the growth coming from controlled circulation papers. Community newspapers publish in both broadsheet and tabloid formats, although 88% of all editions are tabloids.
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