2012 Book Market in Turkey Report



General Statistics

Total Population

75.627.384

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

786.293 Million $

GDP Per Capita (Purchasing Power Parity)  

NA


Fundamental Publishing Data

Number of publishing houses

1811

Number of bookstores

6000

Number of distribution companies

150

Number of new titles (2012 ISBN)

42.626

Number of books produced (2012 Banderole numbers)

293.257.824

Number of textbooks (Distributed free of charge)

187.000.000

Total number of books produced

480.257.824

(Except less than 48 pages educational books)

Number of books produced per capita

6,4

VAT charged for books

%8 (Standard rate %18)


Average book prices (USD)

Net

Max

Textbooks

1.2

1.2

Trade Books

5.5

10

Academic Books

8.25

10


2012 End Year Book Wholesales Market

Segments

Market Size (Million $)

Market Share (%)

Educational Books

860

59,3

a. Textbooks

210

b. Supplementary Textbooks

150

c. Exam Preparation Books

500

Trade Books

450

31

Academic Books

50

3,4

Imported Books

90

6,3

a. ELT Books

50

b. Other imported books (academic books, library purchases etc.)

40

TOTAL

1450



2012 End Year Book Retail Market

Segments

Market Size (Million $)

Market Share (%)

Educational Books

1295

58

a. Textbooks

210

b. Supplementary Textbooks

250

c. Exam Preparation Books

835

Trade Books

750

34

Academic Books

70

3

Imported Books

110

5

a. ELT Books

70

b. Other imported books (academic books, library purchases etc.)

40

SUB TOTAL

2225

              100

TOTAL (%7 consumer discount)

2069


Number of Titles According to Subject Categories

42.626 titles produced in 2012 are categorized as follows: 901 General Topics, 1933 Philosophy and Psychology, 2826 Religion, 14.542 Social Sciences, 651 Language and Linguistics, 656 Natural Sciences and Matematics, 2104 Technology and Applied Sciences, 1420 Fine Arts, 14.726 Literature and Rhetorics, 2867 Geography and History.


Libraries

Total number of libraries under the General Directorate of Libraries and Publications in 2012 is 1112. Of those, 1066 are Public Libraries and 46 are Children’s Libraries. In 2012, 4558 titles and 1.093.025 books has been purchased, 283 periodicals has been subscribed by the libraries.



[*] Some data in this report are compiled from the data of Turkish Statistical Institute, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Federation of Publishing Licensing Societies and Ministry of Education.

Haberler