Newspaper Advertising - India

  • India
  • Ad spending in the Newspaper Advertising market in India is forecasted to reach €1.82bn in 2024.
  • The ad spending is anticipated to demonstrate an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) of 2.71%, leading to a projected market volume of €2.08bn by 2029.
  • With a projected market volume of €4,664.00m in 2024, the majority of revenue will be generated the United States.
  • In the Newspaper Advertising market in India, the number of readers is expected to reach 196.3m users by 2029.
  • The average ad spending per reader in the Newspaper Advertising market in India is estimated to be €7.68 in 2024.
  • India's Newspaper Advertising market is embracing digital transformation, with a shift towards online platforms for targeted and cost-effective ad placements.

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

Comparaison de régions

Analyst Opinion

The Newspaper Advertising market in India is experiencing significant growth and development.

Customer preferences:
Indian consumers still have a strong preference for traditional media, such as newspapers, for obtaining news and information. This preference is driven by factors such as the wide reach of newspapers across the country, the credibility associated with print media, and the habit of reading physical newspapers. Additionally, many Indian households do not have access to the internet or prefer not to use it for news consumption, further contributing to the demand for newspaper advertising.

Trends in the market:
One of the key trends in the Indian Newspaper Advertising market is the shift towards regional and vernacular newspapers. With India being a linguistically diverse country, there is a growing demand for newspapers in local languages. Advertisers are recognizing the importance of targeting specific regional markets and are allocating a significant portion of their advertising budgets to regional newspapers. This trend is driven by the fact that regional newspapers have a loyal and engaged readership, which offers advertisers the opportunity to reach their target audience effectively. Another trend in the market is the increasing adoption of digital platforms by newspapers. While print newspapers continue to dominate the market, many newspapers are expanding their digital presence to cater to the changing media consumption habits of the younger generation. This includes launching online editions, mobile apps, and social media platforms. Advertisers are leveraging these digital platforms to reach a wider audience and engage with them in a more interactive and targeted manner.

Local special circumstances:
India has a large and diverse population, with different regions having their own cultural and linguistic preferences. This diversity presents a unique challenge and opportunity for newspaper advertisers. Advertisers need to tailor their advertising messages and creative content to resonate with the local audience. This requires a deep understanding of the local culture, language, and preferences. Advertisers who can effectively tap into these local nuances are likely to have a competitive advantage in the market.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
India is experiencing rapid economic growth, which is driving increased consumer spending and disposable income. This has a positive impact on the Newspaper Advertising market as advertisers have more resources to allocate towards advertising. Additionally, the government's focus on initiatives such as Make in India and Digital India is attracting foreign investments and boosting business activity in the country. This is leading to increased advertising expenditure by both domestic and international brands, further fueling the growth of the Newspaper Advertising market in India. In conclusion, the Newspaper Advertising market in India is witnessing growth and development due to customer preferences for traditional media, the shift towards regional and vernacular newspapers, the adoption of digital platforms by newspapers, the need for localized advertising content, and the underlying macroeconomic factors driving increased consumer spending and business activity in the country.


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
  • Reach
  • Demographics
  • Global Comparison
  • Methodology
  • Key Market Indicators
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