Annual print media circulation falls by 7.6 percent

Annual print media circulation falls by 7.6 percent

Annual print media circulation falls by 7.6 percent

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The annual circulation of newspapers and magazines published in Turkey fell by 7.6 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUİK).

The number of newspapers and magazines dropped to 7,120 in 2014, with 58.7 percent of them magazines, according to the Print Media Statistics Report of TUİK.

The report said the reason for the decrease in the total circulation was related to a relative drop in the volume of local newspapers.

Some 89 percent of the published newspapers in 2014 were local, 4.9 percent of them were regional, and 6.2 percent were national publications, the data showed.

The national publication share is much higher for magazines than for newspapers, according to the data. 

At least 55 percent of the entire magazines were national, while 38.2 percent were local and 6.6 percent were regional out of all magazines published in 2014, according to the data. 

More than half of the annual circulation of magazines came from monthly publications. Some 54.5 percent of all magazines were published monthly in 2014, while 16.9 percent of published magazines the same year were weekly publications.

TÜİK’s statistical data revealed that daily newspapers made up 90.2 percent of the entire annual circulation.