Economist breaks one million barrier

The
Economist magazine has topped a global circulation of one million for
the first time ever, according to publisher David Hanger.

Hanger
said the figures showed a year-on-year increase of 11 per cent,
representing the title’s 47th consecutive worldwide circulation
increase.

He added: “It is not just the million that matters to
The Economist, it is our ever-improving position in our major markets
as we pass more than 150,000 copies per week in the UK, more than
200,000 in continental Europe, an impressive 500,000-plus in North
America and almost 110,000 in the Asia-Pacific region.”

The mag had achieved the milestone without “dumbing down” or compromising its integrity or independence, he added.

Hanger
has announced that he is due to retire after joining The Economist in
1968. He said: “It is especially gratifying to leave on such a
circulation high.”

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