Consumer garden magazines slip one per cent

The ABC-audited consumer gardening magazine sector sales fell one per cent like-for-like in the six months from January-June 2013, compared to January-June 2012, from 750,000 to 743,000.

RHS The Garden magazine, which goes out free to members, was up three per cent at 370,758.

BBC Gardeners' World was down 6.6 per cent at 237,650, Amateur Gardening was down 3.8 per cent at 36,274, Gardens Illustrated was down 1.6 per cent at 35,120, Garden Answers was down 1.9 per cent at 18,219, The Irish Garden was down 18.8 per cent at 12,000.

One other title was up, Garden News, which saw an increase of 12.3 per cent at 33,460.

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