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World Press Trends Database

World Press Trends Database

Welcome to the World Press Trends Database, the primary and most authoritative source of data on the newspaper industry worldwide.

It is clear that the story of the newspaper industry is not one of doom and gloom and decline. Newspapers around the world are successfully proving their value and resilience despite booming competition. From print newspaper businesses, they have transformed into true multiplatform news media businesses and in the future, their revenues will be increasingly diversified and digital. At the same time, for majority of newspapers areound the world print will continue to be a major source of revenue for many years to come.

Read the summary of the latest analysis here:

For a full analysis, please see the latest Report:


About World Press Trends

The World Press Trends survey includes data from more than 70 countries, accounting for more than 90 per cent of the global industry's value. The data is compiled through an enormous undertaking by dozens of national newspaper and news media associations and generous support from global data suppliers: ZenithOptimedia, IPSOS, comScore, the Pew Research Center and RAM.

All the collected data is included in the online database, containing individual country reports and aggregated data and trends on circulation and readership, advertising revenues, digital publishing and more. Users can generate custom reports, choosing from a number of criteria to produce their reports that match their needs. These can be downloaded as Excel files.

Database access

WAN-IFRA offers the database by individual access, on an annual subscription basis, and IP access that allows companies, universities and libraries to provide access to any number of users.  If you are interested in an access, please go here for subscription options. 

Members of WAN-IFRA have access to the full database as part of their membership.

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