Top 10 free newspapers

metrouk10The top 10 free newspapers (full 2009 circulation data) are:

1. Metro (UK): 1,334,000
2. Beijing Daily Messenger: 1,000,000*
3. Leggo (Italy): 963,000
4. City (Italy): 779,000
5. Headline Daily Hong Kong: 740,000
6. Metro Canada: 733,000
7. 20 Minutes France: 710,000
8. 20 Minuten Swiss: 701,000
9. Metro Korea: 700,000
10. 20 Minutos Spain: 687,000

* I have serious doubts about the reliability of the circulation of the Beijing Daily Messenger, my sources state the one million circulation, but others claim that it is 250,000 or even 180,000 to 200,000.

In that case the France Direct-Plus Group with 650,000 copies in 2009 is the 10th.

2 Responses to “Top 10 free newspapers”

  1. Juan Checa Fortes Says:

    En España las cifras de distribución (circulation) de ejemplares en el año 2009 han sido las siguientes:
    20 minutos 749.129
    Que! 651.863
    ADN 627.832

  2. Piet Bakker Says:

    The ‘official’ data are somewhat higher because the summer months are also counted in full, although there are no papers published, therefore I use the average number of copies distributed.