The number of paying Financial Times digital subscribers has broken the 200,000 mark for the first time, according to figures released by the newspaper today.

According to the statistics there was an average of 206,893 paying digital subscribers over the final quarter of 2010, an increase of 71 per cent on the same period last year.

The figure is measured by adding together business-to-consumer subscriptions, corporate business-to-business subscriptions and e-reader subscriptions.

Separate figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations today reported that the Financial Times print edition experienced a decrease in average daily circulations of 2.64 per cent in December, taking it down to 390,121.

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