Dutch frees cut circulation in 2010
All three Dutch national free newspapers have cut their circulation in Q1 of this year compared to the same period in the previous year.
Market leader Metro went from 530,000 (Q1 2009) to 518,000 copies in 2010. Average circulation in 2009 was 505,000.
Second paper Spits distributed 424,000 copies in Q1 2010 against 460,000 in Q1 2009; average circulation in 2009 was 416,000.
De Pers distributed 308,000 copies in Q1 2009, and is down to 216,000 copies now. In 2009 the average circulation was 221,000.