Spanish frees close editions

The number of editions of the four national free papers in Spain dropped from 60 in 2007 to 49 now. ADN is pulling out of Galicia (La Coruña, Vigo and the sub-edition Pontevedra). Metro closed Zaragoza, La Coruna, Bilbao and Canary Islands. Qué! will shut down Bilbao, La Coruna, Mallorca and Murcia. (click on graph for bigger picture)

20 Minutos is the only Spanish free national daily that – so far – never closed down an edition.

Metro earlier closed down Malaga and Elche, ADN shut down Huesca, Teruel and the afternoon editions (ADN2) in Madrid and Barcelona.

2 Responses to “Spanish frees close editions”

  1. Andreas Says:

    How will this affect circulation?

  2. Piet Bakker Says:

    Metro will distribute more of the national edition, the ADN & Qué! closures amount to 200,000. But all are cutting down on circulation. I wouldn’t be surprised if total circulation would drop to less than 3,00,000 for the four nationals.