June 1, 2017

Newspaper industry estimated advertising and circulation revenue

Year Advertising Circulation Advertising (estimated) Circulation (estimated)
1956 $3,223,000,000 $1,344,492,000
1957 $3,268,000,000 $1,373,464,000
1958 $3,176,000,000 $1,459,013,000
1959 $3,526,000,000 $1,549,576,000
1960 $3,681,000,000 $1,604,228,000
1961 $3,601,000,000 $1,684,319,000
1962 $3,659,000,000 $1,819,840,000
1963 $3,780,000,000 $1,901,820,000
1964 $4,120,000,000 $1,983,809,000
1965 $4,426,000,000 $2,023,090,000
1966 $4,865,000,000 $2,109,050,000
1967 $4,910,000,000 $2,180,242,000
1968 $5,232,000,000 $2,288,215,000
1969 $5,714,000,000 $2,425,446,000
1970 $5,704,000,000 $2,634,402,000
1971 $6,167,000,000 $2,833,320,000
1972 $6,939,000,000 $2,929,233,000
1973 $7,481,000,000 $3,037,820,000
1974 $7,842,000,000 $3,581,733,000
1975 $8,234,000,000 $3,921,515,000
1976 $9,618,000,000 $4,087,303,000
1977 $10,751,000,000 $4,310,236,000
1978 $12,213,000,000 $4,534,779,000
1979 $13,863,000,000 $4,950,542,000
1980 $14,794,000,000 $5,469,589,000
1981 $16,527,000,000 $6,206,141,000
1982 $17,694,000,000 $6,656,661,000
1983 $20,581,000,000 $7,044,098,000
1984 $23,522,000,000 $7,368,158,000
1985 $25,170,000,000 $7,659,297,000
1986 $26,990,000,000 $8,052,148,000
1987 $29,412,000,000 $8,399,032,000
1988 $31,197,000,000 $8,046,287,000
1989 $32,368,000,000 $8,370,324,000
1990 $32,280,000,000
1991 $30,349,000,000 $8,697,679,000
1992 $30,639,000,000 $9,163,534,000
1993 $31,869,000,000 $9,193,802,000
1994 $34,109,000,000 $9,443,217,000
1995 $36,092,000,000 $9,720,186,000
1996 $38,075,000,000 $9,969,240,000
1997 $41,330,000,000 $10,065,642,000
1998 $43,925,000,000 $10,266,955,000
1999 $46,289,000,000 $10,472,294,000
2000 $48,670,000,000 $10,540,643,000
2001 $44,305,000,000 $10,783,078,000
2002 $44,102,000,000 $11,025,896,000
2003 $46,156,000,000 $11,224,362,000
2004 $48,244,000,000 $10,988,651,000
2005 $49,435,000,000 $10,746,901,000
2006 $49,275,402,572 $10,548,344,000
2007 $45,375,000,000 $10,294,920,096
2008 $37,848,257,630 $10,086,956,940
2009 $27,564,000,000 $10,066,783,026
2010 $25,837,698,822 $10,049,360,689
2011 $27,078,473,864 $9,989,064,525
2012 $25,316,461,215 $10,448,561,493
2013 $23,587,097,435 $10,641,662,892
2014 $22,077,809,951 $10,744,324,061
2015 $20,362,238,293 $10,870,292,720
2016 $18,274,943,567 $10,910,460,499

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