More sales success for The Independent

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The latest newspaper circulation figures, published yesterday, reveal continuing sales success for The Independent and the growing popularity of our weekday compact edition.

The average daily sales for December were 237,816, which is an increase of 8.7 per cent on the same period last year and is the paper's best year-on-year performance since July 1995.

The Independent was the only quality newspaper to register year-on-year growth; The Times was down 6.2 per cent on the previous year, the Guardian was down 4.9 per cent and the Daily Telegraph 3.4 per cent.

Average daily sales of the compact edition rose by more than 11,000 to 58,643, compared with 47,568 in November. And this week, we extended the distribution of the compact Independent to the Central, Anglia, Yorkshire and Tyne-Tees television areas.

Ivan Fallon, the chief executive of Independent News and Media (UK), said: "These figures show more and more people are recognising the editorial strengths of The Independent. We would like to thank our readers, new and old, for their support."

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