Circulation

Daily Newspapers

In 2015, Canada's daily newspaper circulation (paid and free) stood at 5.1 million copies on an average publishing day and 30.4 million copies over the course of a week. There were 90 paid dailies in Canada last year and 13 free dailies for a grand total of 103 daily newspapers. There was one fewer daily newspaper publishing by the end of 2015.

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Community Newspapers

As of June 2016, there are 1,060 community newspapers in Canada and 1,160 editions. Community newspapers publish almost 20 million copies each week and the majority of circulation is free (controlled), accounting for more than 18 million copies weekly. Community newspapers publish in both broadsheet and tabloid formats, although 88% of all editions are tabloids.

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