Spanish free circulation drops below one million
In 2006 Spanish free circuation reached 5 million – more than 50% of the total Spanish daily newspaper circulation. At that time 36 different titles with more than 110 different editions were published.
Six years later total free circulation dropped to less than one million (940,000 – data Introl) with only 13 titles and less than 40 editions remain.
Three (Metro, ADN, Què!) of the four national papers have closed down, 20 Minutos (15 editions) remains with a circulation of 670,000 (more than 1 million in 2007).
Sports papers El Crack10 (2003-2006) and Penalty (2006) are no more, two almost free financial papers (Cinco Dias and El Economista) remain. Negocio closed in the beginnig of this year.
Local chains stopped altogether of closed down some operations. In the Basq countries, Madrid, Cadiz, Jerez, Jaen, Huelva. Lleida, A Coruna, Logrono, Segovia, Reus and Bilbao) local free papers are still published.