UK And U.S. See Heaviest Newspaper Circulation Declines

By James Robinson: UK newspapers have suffered the most dramatic circulation declines of any country outside America since 2007, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

It found that UK circulation has fallen by 25% between 2007-09, second only to the US, where the decline was 30%. Greece (20%), Italy (18%) and Canada (17%) have also seen significant falls.

The report, The Evolution of News and the Internet, found that 20 out of 30 OECD countries faced declining newspaper circulations.

The growth of the global newspaper market slowed progressively from 2004 to almost zero in 2007, the OECD said, and has shrunk since 2008

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