Tuesday, July 04, 2006

169 free dailies in 2005; 27.9 million circ

The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) reports that there were 169 free daily newspapers in 2005 with a combined circulation of 27.9 million daily. WAN said 18.6 million of that circulation was in Europe.

In Spain, free daily distribution represents a huge 51 percent of the market; in Portugal 33 percent; in Denmark 32 percent, and in Italy, 29 percent.

Free dailies represent 6 percent of the world's daily newspaper circulation of 464 million, according to WAN.