On average the Flemish press now sells 922,426 newspapers a day in Belgium, down 7,662 copies on a year ago.
Only the quality papers saw a modest increase. De Morgen is up 0.1%, De Standaard 0.3% and De Tijd 1.3%. These increases are thanks to the growing popularity of digital newspapers. Sales of the paper versions of the newspapers fell by 1%, 0.7% and 7.3% respectively.
All the popular titles have lost ground. The most popular Flemish daily remains Het Laatste Nieuws/De Nieuwe Gazet with average daily sales of 286,708 copies, down 0.4% on last year.
Sales of Het Nieuwsblad/De Gentenaar are down by 0.9% on last year while Het Belang Van Limburg has seen its sales fall by 2.4% .Sales of Gazet van Antwerpen were down 3.1%. The fall in paper-only sales for all of these titles is greater still.