Newspaper Advertising - China

  • China
  • Ad spending in the Newspaper Advertising market in China is forecasted to reach €1.47bn in 2024.
  • The anticipated annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) is -5.12%, leading to a projected market volume of €1.13bn by 2029.
  • China is expected to have a market volume of €4,664.00m in 2024, making it one of the top revenue-generating countries.
  • By 2029, the number of readers in the Newspaper Advertising market in China is estimated to reach 189.5m users.
  • The average ad spending per reader in the Newspaper Advertising market in China is projected to be €6.16 in 2024.
  • Newspaper advertising in China is experiencing a resurgence as businesses seek targeted marketing in the midst of digital saturation.

Key regions: Australia, France, United States, Japan, United Kingdom

Comparaison de régions

Analyst Opinion

The Newspaper Advertising market in China has been experiencing significant changes and developments in recent years.

Customer preferences:
Chinese customers have shown a growing preference for digital media platforms over traditional print newspapers. With the rise of internet penetration and smartphone usage, more people are accessing news and information online. This shift in consumer behavior has led to a decline in newspaper readership and subsequently, a decrease in newspaper advertising.

Trends in the market:
One of the key trends in the Newspaper Advertising market in China is the shift towards online advertising. Advertisers are increasingly investing in digital platforms to reach a larger and more targeted audience. Online advertising offers greater flexibility, interactivity, and measurability compared to traditional print advertising. As a result, many newspapers in China have launched their own online platforms to attract advertisers and maintain relevance in the digital age. Another trend in the market is the emergence of native advertising. Native advertising seamlessly integrates sponsored content into the editorial environment, making it less intrusive and more engaging for readers. This type of advertising has gained popularity in China as it allows advertisers to tell stories and connect with consumers in a more authentic and meaningful way. Many newspapers have started offering native advertising options to cater to the changing preferences of advertisers.

Local special circumstances:
China has a unique media landscape characterized by strict government regulations and censorship. This has had an impact on the Newspaper Advertising market as newspapers need to adhere to certain guidelines and restrictions when it comes to content and advertising. Advertisers must navigate these regulations and ensure that their advertisements comply with the rules set by the government. Additionally, newspapers in China often face competition from state-owned media outlets, which have a larger reach and more resources.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The rapid economic growth in China has led to a rise in disposable income and consumer spending. This has created a larger consumer market and attracted more advertisers to invest in advertising. However, the ongoing trade tensions between China and other countries, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had a negative effect on the overall advertising industry in China. Advertisers have become more cautious with their spending and are looking for cost-effective ways to reach their target audience. In conclusion, the Newspaper Advertising market in China is undergoing a transformation due to changing customer preferences, the rise of digital media platforms, and the unique local circumstances. Advertisers are shifting towards online advertising and exploring native advertising options to engage with consumers in a more effective and meaningful way. However, the market is also facing challenges due to government regulations and the impact of macroeconomic factors.


Data coverage:

Data encompasses enterprises (B2B). Figures are based on newspaper advertising spending and exclude agency commissions, rebates, production costs, and taxes. The market covers advertising in printed newspapers.

Modeling approach:

Market size is determined by a combined top-down and bottom-up approach. We use industry association reports, third-party reports, and survey results from our primary research (e.g., Consumer Insights Global Survey) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as GDP, population, urban population, and education index.


We use a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the market. For instance, the S-curve function is well suited to forecast digital products due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption, whereas exponential trend smoothing (ETS) is more suited for projecting steady growth in traditional advertising markets.

Additional notes:

Data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change.

Vue d’ensemble

  • Ad Spending
  • Key Players
  • Analyst Opinion
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  • Demographics
  • Global Comparison
  • Methodology
  • Key Market Indicators
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