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Slight circulation rise for daily as latest Northern Ireland ABCs released

A Northern Irish daily experienced a slight increase in circulation over the past six months, according to the latest ABC figures.

The Belfast-based Irish News saw its circulation rise by 1.1pc between January and June, when compared with the prior six months.

However, the News and all three of the other Belfast-based daily and Sunday newspapers showed year-on-year circulation declines overall.

The Belfast Telegraph remains the most-read title in Northern Ireland, with a circulation of 39,314.

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The figures were released as part of ABC’s figures for the island of Ireland, which are released separately from those covering newspapers in Great Britain.

The figures for Northern Ireland’s daily and Sunday newspapers in full are as follows:

Newspaper Average circulation Jan-Jun 2017 Change on Jul-Dec 2016 (pc) Y-on-Y change (pc)
Belfast Telegraph 39,314 -1.8 -6.2
Irish News 35,463 1.1 -1.3
News Letter 14,900 -3.7 -9.1
Sunday Life 36,046 -1.2 -6