May ABCs: FT is only national to increase sales in May

The Financial Times was the only national newspaper to have put on sales year-on-year in May, according to figures released today by ABC.

The FT’s average daily circulation of 452,767 last month represented a rise of 0.36 per cent over May 2006.

National newspaper circulation overall was down 3.86 per cent year-on-year to 12m copies a day.

The Evening Standard continues to struggle in the face of competition from London’s freesheets with a year-on-year dip of 20 per cent to an average of 273,537 copies per day.

The Daily Express posted a loss of more than 9 per cent, with circulation of 765,967 while the Daily Mail fared slightly better with a year-on-year dip of just under 4 per cent and a 2,294,929 circulation.

In the Sunday popular market, the Sunday Sport again posted the biggest drop in circulation with 124,628, a drop of 22 per cent. The People saw a drop of nearly 13 per cent.

Both the Independent on Sunday and the Mail on Sunday posted losses of nearly 8 per cent.

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