Trinity Mirror regionals suffer heavy print losses

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by David Prior

A number of Trinity Mirror regional newspapers in the North suffered heavy declines in print circulation over the past year.

The Liverpool Echo was the worst performing title in the region, sinking 13.5% to sales of 61,255, while the Huddersfield Daily Examiner and Newcastle Chronicle were not far behind with falls of 12.3% and 12% to 14,941 and 36,493 copies respectively.

A much better performance came from the Manchester Evening News, which held sales up well across the year, drifting just 1.6% to 68,435.

The picture was slightly better for the regionals once digital editions were added to the mix, with two Northern titles (Liverpool Sunday Echo, The Gazette) posting slight month-on-month increases, November 2014 compared to October.

Below are the circulation figures for all Trinity Mirror regionals in the North:

Title Nov 14 Nov 13 % change
Daily Post (Wales) 25,890 27,425 -5.6%
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 14,941 17,043 -12.3%
Liverpool Echo 61,255 70,801 -13.5%
Liverpool Sunday Echo 21,498 - -
Manchester Evening News 68,435 69,570 -1.6%
Newcastle Chronicle 36,493 41,475 -12.0%
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Sunday Sun 31,818 34,358 -7.4%
Teesside – The Gazette 27,310 30,082 -9.2%
The Journal 16,858 18,798 -10.3%


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