CategoriesConsumer magazine
FrequencyTen times a year
Year founded1933; 89 years ago (1933)
CompanyK-Plus Oy
Based inHelsinki

Pirkka is a Finnish language consumer magazine published in Helsinki, Finland. It has existed since 1933.

History and profile

Pirkka was established in 1933.[1] The magazine is part of K-Plus Oy,[1] a subsidiary of the K-food stores. The publisher is the Dialogi, a subsidiary of A-Lehdet.[2] It is a free magazine and is delivered to homes. Riitta Korhonen served as the editor-in-chief of the magazine,[3] which has its headquarters in Helsinki.[4]

Pirkka is published ten times a year[4] and provides cooking recipes and practical ideas about interior decoration, renovation, building, clothing, beauty care and hobby interests.[1]


Pirkka had a circulation of 1,482,000 copies in 2007.[5] In 2010 the magazine had over 2.9 million readers[1] and the same year its circulation was 1,720,000 copies.[6] It was the most read magazine in the country in 2012 with a readership of 2,912,000 people.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Pirkka and Dialogi to continue cooperation". FE Investegate. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Finland. Media Landscape". European Journalism Centre. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Riitta Korhonen appointed Editor-in-Chief of ET-lehti". Sanoma. 14 February 2012. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 1615. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5.
  5. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Western Europe Media Facts. 2011 Edition" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Magazine Facts 2011" (PDF). Aikakausmedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2015.

Further reading

Pirkka Nikspack, 2006, ISBN 951-1-20913-2