The NOW Corpus (News on the Web) is composed of billion words of data, and it is growing by 100-120 million words per month, or about 1.2 billion words per year). Note that some recent months have lower total (e.g. just 100 million words or so each month). In July 2018 we made some changes that should bring us back up to at least 120-130 million words each month.

Country   Country/year   Sources (newspapers and magazines)
DATE # WEBSITES # TEXTS # WORDS TOTAL = 0 WORDS
2018 Jun 5,835 194,310 101,925,391
2018 May 5,709 224,001 123,007,604
2018 Apr 5,891 230,958 121,763,090
2018 Mar 5,508 256,172 130,634,770
2018 Feb 5,305 234,085 117,276,635
2018 Jan 5,498 225,082 111,580,592
2017 Dec 5,559 262,714 133,918,015
2017 Nov 5,895 295,797 149,681,461
2017 Oct 6,159 317,865 159,346,309
2017 Sep 5,966 302,127 152,068,378
2017 Aug 5,740 296,632 147,940,367
2017 Jul 5,701 294,442 146,252,596
2017 Jun 5,442 274,997 137,246,536
2017 May 5,564 310,539 154,054,062
2017 Apr 5,651 274,444 137,342,537
2017 Mar 6,067 308,157 152,527,152
2017 Feb 6,244 286,864 139,257,626
2017 Jan 6,155 295,207 143,554,515
2016 Dec 6,002 293,669 144,611,471
2016 Nov 6,094 293,130 146,029,530
2016 Oct 6,369 306,901 152,219,668
2016 Sep 5,628 298,691 147,126,767
2016 Aug 5,879 312,064 152,170,194
2016 Jul 5,424 215,683 111,596,955
2016 Jun 5,187 213,506 110,742,378
2016 May 5,877 255,245 132,020,674
2016 Apr 5,686 252,318 132,647,461
2016 Mar 5,563 264,550 136,262,217
2016 Feb 5,918 163,618 82,610,003
2016 Jan 5,317 171,449 90,194,721
2015 Dec 4,672 125,883 73,539,239
2015 Nov 4,691 112,991 64,911,714
2015 Oct 3,723 75,041 45,526,028
2015 Sep 2,602 54,849 34,035,397
2015 Aug 2,522 54,384 33,681,521
2015 Jul 2,598 60,156 37,408,991
2015 Jun 2,607 60,342 37,945,360
2015 May 2,489 58,449 36,739,064
2015 Apr 2,551 60,027 37,956,736
2015 Mar 2,620 62,991 40,476,831
2015 Feb 2,403 53,953 34,707,051
2015 Jan 2,448 56,078 35,953,123
2014 Dec 2,803 58,078 38,062,899
2014 Nov 2,512 55,397 36,313,671
2014 Oct 2,557 58,804 38,737,961
2014 Sep 2,529 55,606 36,350,807
2014 Aug 2,516 52,512 34,417,479
2014 Jul 2,643 56,034 36,052,397
2014 Jun 2,608 53,466 35,054,523
2014 May 2,698 55,651 36,939,973
2014 Apr 2,617 52,086 34,485,259
2014 Mar 2,678 52,729 35,377,230
2014 Feb 2,590 49,006 32,728,433
2014 Jan 2,603 52,736 35,263,955
2013 Dec 2,562 47,987 32,677,979
2013 Nov 2,546 49,868 33,738,304
2013 Oct 2,572 53,851 36,392,470
2013 Sep 2,667 51,744 35,202,623
2013 Aug 2,625 50,701 34,424,336
2013 Jul 2,580 48,745 32,483,814
2013 Jun 2,605 46,962 31,912,807
2013 May 2,694 53,148 36,016,263
2013 Apr 2,638 47,696 32,341,860
2013 Mar 2,731 48,774 33,844,559
2013 Feb 2,614 44,076 30,392,351
2013 Jan 2,669 47,646 32,357,148
2012 Dec 2,579 40,776 28,723,831
2012 Nov 2,628 45,641 31,823,469
2012 Oct 2,653 46,829 32,502,055
2012 Sep 2,616 44,193 30,582,568
2012 Aug 2,625 46,007 31,479,006
2012 Jul 2,540 45,899 31,288,488
2012 Jun 2,545 44,714 30,574,615
2012 May 2,681 49,038 33,802,772
2012 Apr 2,517 43,256 30,163,965
2012 Mar 2,634 44,053 31,413,667
2012 Feb 2,599 41,073 29,369,530
2012 Jan 2,662 42,829 29,808,871
2011 Dec 2,543 35,442 24,903,782
2011 Nov 2,571 38,429 26,663,514
2011 Oct 2,498 39,113 27,265,935
2011 Sep 2,620 41,415 28,495,087
2011 Aug 2,551 39,325 26,933,559
2011 Jul 2,486 37,114 25,705,937
2011 Jun 2,560 37,561 26,380,469
2011 May 2,538 36,423 25,388,084
2011 Apr 2,456 33,558 23,401,655
2011 Mar 2,456 35,783 24,536,278
2011 Feb 2,399 31,771 22,101,280
2011 Jan 2,488 33,543 23,252,204
2010 Dec 2,306 28,800 20,215,660
2010 Nov 2,314 31,736 22,164,625
2010 Oct 2,369 32,436 22,953,072
2010 Sep 2,331 30,940 21,760,681
2010 Aug 2,262 30,643 21,362,443
2010 Jul 2,243 30,014 20,741,627
2010 Jun 2,261 29,974 21,080,068
2010 May 2,186 27,492 19,746,492
2010 Apr 2,199 27,164 19,358,887
2010 Mar 2,266 28,243 19,526,403
2010 Feb 2,136 25,043 17,743,013
2010 Jan 2,171 25,680 17,702,209
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