Several of Trinity Mirror’s biggest regional dailies saw sales increasing in February compared to the previous month according to ABC figures out today.
Monthly audits for the group’s flagship daily and Sunday titles saw seven out of 15 post circulation increases.
They were the Coventry Telegraph (up 1.5pc), Manchester Evening News (0.9pc), Sunday Mecury (1.4pc), Teesside Evening Gazette (0.9pc), Newcastle Chronicle (0.7pc), Western Mail (0.3pc) and Wales on Sunday, which posted a 6.3pc rise.
However all 15 titles showed a circulation drop when compared to the average for the period January to June 2013.
The biggest faller was the South Wales Echo, down 15,4pc compared to the average figure for the first half of 2013, while the best-performing title was its Cardiff stablemate the Western Mail, down just 1.9pc.
Full figures for the month showing the comparison with last year’s average for the period January to June are as follows:
|Title||Feb 2014||Jan- Jun ABCs||% Change|
|Huddersfield Daily Examiner||16,279||17,704||-8.05|
|Manchester Evening News||70,339||73,622||-4.46|
|North Wales Daily Post||26,635||28,331||-5.99|
|South Wales Echo||23,432||27,700||-15.41|
|Teesside Evening Gazette||30,137||33,013||-8.71|
|Wales on Sunday||19,567||23,416||-16.44|