The World: Luxembourg - Gallup: Metro International's readership up

Metro International's readership has risen by 19 per cent since last year, with a total of 15.2 million readers now picking up the paper.

According to a global readership survey by TNS Gallup, the largest regions for growth were in the US, where circulation was up 82 per cent on 2003, and The Netherlands, which saw a 54 per cent rise in readers.

The paper also increased its readership in Europe among the 18 to 40 age group by 5.2 million.

The Metro freesheet now reaches 17 countries across Europe, the US and Asia, with 45 free publications.