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2009 Book Market in Turkey Report

General Statistics
Total Population 72.561.312
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 616 703 Million $
GDP Per Capita (Purchasing Power Parity) 46

Fundamental Publishing Data
Number of publishing houses 1546
Number of bookstores 6000
Number of distribution companies 150
Number of new titles (2009 ISBN) 31.286
Number of books produced (2009 Banderole numbers) 170.324.457
Number of textbooks (Distributed free of charge) 183.268.000
Total number of books produced
(Except less than 48 pages educational books)
353.592.457
Number of books produced per capita
VAT charged for books %8 (Standard rate %18)

Average book prices (USD)
Net Max
Textbooks 1.2 1.2
Trade Books 10 18
Academic Books 10 15,4

2009 End Year Book Wholesales Market

Segments

Market Size (Million $)

Market Share (%)

Educational Books

750

62

a. Textbooks 190
b. Supplementary Textbooks 110
c. Exam Preparation Books 450
Trade Books

300

25

Academic Books

20

8

Imported Books

55

5

a. ELT Books 35
b. Other imported books (academic books, library purchases etc.) 20
TOTAL

1125

2009 End Year Book Retail Market

Segments

Market Size (Million $)

Market Share (%)

Educational Books

1120

62

a. Textbooks 190
b. Supplementary Textbooks 180
c. Exam Preparation Books 750
Trade Books

500

26

Academic Books

31

8

Imported Books

79

4

a. ELT Books

54

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

25

SUB TOTAL

1730

TOTAL
(%7 consumer discount)

1609

 

Number of Titles According to Subject Categories

31286 titles produced in 2009 are categorized as follows: 413 General Topics, 1073 Philosophy and Psychology, 2151 Religion, 12321 Social Sciences, 413 Language and Linguistics, 293 Natural Sciences and Matematics, 1826 Technology and Applied Sciences, 928 Fine Arts, 9512 Literature and Rhetorics, 2356 Geography and History.


Libraries

Total number of public libraries under the General Directorate of Libraries and Publications in 2009 is 1149. In 2009, 2702 titles and 636700 books has been purchased, 149 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.

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