Nordic Ad Spend in 2014: Finland & Norway show biggest decline


IRM has just presented the report ”The Nordic Advertising Market 2014” which shows that media investment in the Nordic region amounted to 9.1 billion Euros last year, a decline of 4.7% compared to 2013.


It is important to note that exchange rates have an impact on the market growth rate presented. When a fixed exchange rate is applied the growth rate for Nordic ad spend amounts to -1.2% during 2014. In local currency, Finland and Norway note the largest decline: -3.2% relative 2013. Denmark also showed a decline, -2% relative 2013. Sweden was the only market to show positive growth, 1.5%.


The Finnish advertising and media market is the smallest market in terms of annual turnover. By contrast, Sweden is the largest market, whilst Norway has the highest ad spend per capita ratio.Since 2013, Internet is the largest media category in the Nordic region, almost every third Euro goes to digital. In Sweden, Norway and Denmark internet is also the largest media category. 



The report is in English and contains information regarding advertising investment in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Figures in Euro and local currencies. Covers the following media categories: newspapers, magazines, print directories, direct mail, outdoor, TV, radio, cinema and internet. 25 pages. IRM collaborates with Danske Medier in Denmark and TNS-Gallup in Finland in order to compile statistics for the Nordic advertising market.

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