Joy for Six, from Latest Year-on-Year Sales Figures

Six Scottish newspapers have enjoyed increases in their year-on-year circulations, say the latest official sales figures – but none of them indigenous titles.

According to the ABCs, the Daily Star, the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Scottish News of the World, the Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Times Scotland each registered year-on-year increases in their sales – as measured by Average Net Circulation – between June last year and last month.

Meanwhile, the year-on-year figures for Scotland’s two biggest-selling daily newspapers were both down: five per cent for the Scottish Sun and 11.3 per cent for the Daily Record.

The figures were published on Friday.

Among the year-on-year fallers in Scotland were The Independent on Sunday (22.1 per cent), the Scottish Sunday Mirror (17.26 per cent), The People (16.24 per cent) and the Sunday Mail (13.7 per cent).

The figures read, across the board, as follows:

Daily Mirror (27,524 in June 2009 versus 31,663 in June 2008, down 4040 or 12.8 per cent), Daily Record (314,957 versus 355,123, down 40,166 or 11.3 per cent), Daily Star (90,851 versus 86,624, up 4227 or 4.9 per cent), Sun (365,450 versus 384,709, down 19,259 or 5 per cent), and Daily Express (71,347 versus 74,778, down 3431 or 4.6 per cent).

Daily Mail (118,914 versus 121,214, down 2300 or 1.9 per cent), Daily Telegraph (26,402 versus 24,742, up 1660 or 6.7 per cent), Financial Times (4441 versus 5151, down 710 or 13.8 per cent), The Herald (57,534 versus 63,511, down 5977 or 9.4 per cent), The Guardian (15,862 versus 15,787, up 75 or 0.5 per cent), and The Independent (9101 versus 9405, down 304 or 3.2 per cent).

The Scotsman (46,483 versus 50,181, down 3698 or 7.4 per cent), The Times (27,647 versus 27,935, down 288 or 1 per cent), Daily Star Sunday (28,178 versus 30,218, down 2040 or 6.7 per cent), Scottish News of the World (305,210 versus 279,674, up 25,536 or 9.1 per cent), and Sunday Mail (377,225 versus 437,386, down 60,161 or 13.7 per cent).

Scottish Sunday Mirror (23,931 versus 28,922, down 4991 or 17.26 per cent), The People (16,606 versus 19,826, down 3220 or 16.24 per cent), Sunday Express (41,292 versus 43,430, down 2138 or 4.9 per cent), Sunday Post (239,145 versus 261,821, down 22,676 or 8.66 per cent), and Mail on Sunday (99,085 versus 110,357, down 11,272 or 10.2 per cent).

Independent on Sunday (6823 versus 8760, down 1937 or 22.1 per cent), The Observer (20,763 versus 21,650, down 887 or 4.1 per cent), Scotland on Sunday (59,873 versus 63,464, down 3591 or 5.66 per cent) and Sunday Herald (37,170 versus 45,148, down 7978 or 17.67 per cent).

Sunday Telegraph (21,537 versus 20,767, up 770 or 3.7 per cent) and Sunday Times (68,523 versus 66,606, up 1917 or 2.9 per cent).

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