Newspaper circulation declines in Estonia

  • 2014-01-06
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Newspaper circulation of the four biggest Estonian national dailies was lower in December than the previous year, Public Broadcasting reports.

Postimees kept the title of the biggest daily newspaper in Estonia in December for the fourth month in a row. The circulation of Postimees fell by 5,600 copies in December as compared to a year ago, to 52,500.

The average number of printed copies of Õhtuleht fell in a year by 2,800 copies to 50,000.The circulation of Eesti Päevaleht fell by 2,800 to 22,400. The circulation of Äripäev fell by 2,100 to 11,300 in a year.

The biggest weekly newspaper was Maaleht with 52,100 copies (increase of 200 in a year) and Eesti Ekspress was second with 31,500 copies (increase of 400).

The peak times of newspapers during recent history date back to the spring of 2007, when Postimees had a circulation of nearly 69,000, Õhtuleht 65,000, Eesti Päevaleht 40,000 and Äripäev 26,000.