Financial Times Says Digital Subscriptions Up 8 Percent So Far This Year

The ranks of the Financial Times‘ digital subscribers continues to rise: The newspaper says it now has 224,000 paid digital subscribers, up 8.1 percent since the start of 2011. Last year, the newspaper reported a 71 percent year-over-year increase in digital subscribers.

The increase in paid digital subscriptions helped offset a drop in the number of print subscribers to the paper. Overall, for the first quarter, the Financial Times said its combined print and digital circulation was up 1.4 percent to 605,402.

The digital figure includes standard (£233.48) and premium (£337.48) consumer subscriptions and enterprise subscriptions to the publisher’s platform-agnostic model, and e-reader subs on devices like the Kindle.