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Editor-in-chiefBeat Balzli
CategoriesBusiness magazine
Circulation155,085 (for the second half of 2013)
PublisherMiriam Meckel
Year founded1926
Based inDüsseldorf

Wirtschaftswoche is a German weekly business news magazine published in Germany. “Wirtschaft” means economy (including business) and “Woche” is week.

History and profile

For many years, Wirtschaftswoche was published weekly[1][2] on Thursdays, but since March 2006, this has been changed to Mondays. The editorial office is in Düsseldorf. The publisher is Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt[1] which also publishes Handelsblatt.[3]

The magazine provides business- and economy-related news.[2] Its target audience is managers and business people.[2][4] In November 2014 Miriam Meckel was appointed editor-in-chief of the weekly.[5] Under the leadership of Miriam Meckel, WirtschaftsWoche has gone through a major structural as well as design relaunch with edition 20/2015. The magazine has slightly changed its logo as part of this redesign.


In the period of 2001-2002 Wirtschaftswoche had a circulation of 187,000 copies.[1] For the first quarter of 2005 the circulation of the magazine was 183,156 copies, making it the best-selling weekly business publication in Germany.[6]

The circulation of Wirtschaftswoche was 182,603 copies in 2010.[4] Its paid circulation was 155,085 copies in the second half of 2013.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Top 50 Finance/Business/News magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (Report). Magazine Organization. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Christina Schäffner; Uwe Wiesemann (1 January 2001). Annotated Texts for Translation: English-German : Functionalist Approaches Illustrated. Multilingual Matters. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-85359-406-9. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Handelsblatt and WiWo continue to lead the German market". Advance Media. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Miriam Meckel becomes Chief Editor of Wirtschaftswoche". EFE. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Focus Money Profile" (PDF). Media Line. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  7. ^ "WirtschaftsWoche" (PDF). IQ Media. 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
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