Only 18 paid-for weekly papers throughout England, Wales and Scotland saw increases in circulation for the first six months of the year.
The latest ABC figures from January to June show the majority of papers had a decline in sales, a number of these in double figures.
But some titles which were fully paid for did see improvements with the highest of these being recorded by the Staffordshire-based Leek Post and Times, up 12.5pc to 11,738.
Other good increases were recorded by the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser at 4.1pc and the West Sussex Gazette and South Of England Advertiser at 4.3pc.
Two Scottish titles had increases – the Glenrothes Gazette at 2.1pc and the Hawick News and Scottish Border Chronicle at 0.2pc.
And the only Welsh fully paid-for weekly to see an increase was the Barry & District News at 2pc.
The full list of 100pc paid-for weeklies which increased their sales is as follows:
Leek Post and Times 11,738 +12.5pc
Batley and Birstall News 6,656 +6pc
Malton and Pickering Mercury 2,781 +4.3pc
West Sussex Gazette and South Of England Advertiser 6,700 +4.3pc
Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser 8,601 +4.1pc
Longridge and Ribble Valley News and Advertiser 3,162 +3.2pc
Rugby Advertiser 10,144 +1.6pc
Harwich and Manningtree Standard 6,077 +1.2pc
Whitchurch Herald 3,912 +0.7pc
Harrogate Advertiser 13,992 +0.6pc
Knaresborough Post 3,129 +0.5pc
Bath Chronicle 18,505 +0.5pc
Pocklington Post 3,936 +0.4pc
Whitby Gazette 10,658 +0.3pc
Cumberland and Westmorland Herald 17,795 +0.1pc
Glenrothes Gazette 6,206 +2.1pc
Hawick News and Scottish Border Chronicle 5,254 +0.2pc
Barry and District News 5,310 +2pc