June ABCs: three out of 29 newspapers grow circulation

The Daily Star Sunday and the Independent's sister title, i, saw the biggest year-on-year circulation gains in June, according to new figures released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

The i (up 57.42%) benefited from a change in the Independent's bulk copies strategy, and Daily Star Sunday saw growth following the closure of the News of the World last July, although its June 2012 circulation figure, 473,352, is down 1.44% on the previous month.

The Sunday Mirror was the only other newspaper to record a year-on-year circulation gain, up 0.06% to 1,088,499.

The Sun on Sunday saw a further month-on-month circulation decline in its fourth full month of ABC auditing, down 2.33% to 2,189,924.

 

Overall, the daily newspaper market has contracted by 7.79% in the past year, according to ABC.

Dailies

Daily Mirror 1,081,330 (-7.62%)
Daily Record 279,324 (-8.67%)
Daily Star 602,296 (-14.95%)
The Sun 2,583,552 (-7.95%)
Daily Express 602,482 (-3.12%)
Daily Mail 1,939,635 (-5.25%)
The Daily Telegraph 573,674 (-7.88%)
Financial Times 297,225 (-16.56%)
The Herald 44,445 (-8.29%)
The Guardian 211,511 (-17.47%)
i 272,597 (+57.42%)
The Independent 90,001 (-49.06%)
The Scotsman 35,523 (-12.05%)
The Times 400,120 (-9.18%)
Racing Post 52,919 (-6.35%)

Sundays

Daily Star Sunday 473,352 (+54.70%)
The Sun (Sunday) 2,189,924 (N/A)
Sunday Mail 313,698 (-12.98%)
Sunday Mirror 1,088,499 (+0.06%)
The People 450,097 (-5.15%)
Sunday Express 512,843 (-4.94%)
Sunday Post 279,120 (-7.70%)
The Mail on Sunday 1,824,393 (-5.36%)
Independent on Sunday 122,588 (-18.94%)
The Observer 243,946 (-15.57%)
Scotland on Sunday 44,041 (-13.73%)
Sunday Herald 26,187 (-10.42%)
The Sunday Telegraph 450,276 (-5.15%)
The Sunday Times 915,969 (-8.48%)

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