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2010 Book Market in Turkey Report

General Statistics

Total Population 73.722.988
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 731.608 Million $
GDP Per Capita (Purchasing Power Parity) 50

Fundamental Publishing Data

Number of publishing houses 1605
Number of bookstores 6000
Number of distribution companies 150
Number of new titles (2010 ISBN) 34.865
Number of books produced (2010 Banderole numbers) 214.414.289
Number of textbooks (Distributed free of charge) 193.925.000
Total number of books produced
(Except less than 48 pages educational books)
408.339.289
Number of books produced per capita 5,5
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

2010 End Year Book Wholesales Market (USD)

Segments

Market Size (Million $)

Market Share (%)

Educational Books

750

60

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

400

32

Academic Books

30

2,4

Imported Books

70

5,6

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

1250

2010 End Year Book Retail Market (USD)

Segments

Market Size (Million $)

Market Share (%)

Educational Books

1125

58,25

a. Textbooks 190
b. Supplementary Textbooks 185
c. Exam Preparation Books             750
Trade Books

667

34,5

Academic Books

43

2,25

Imported Books

98

5

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

1933

TOTAL
(%7 consumer discount)

1798

 

Number of Titles According to Subject Categories

35767 titles produced in 2010 are categorized as follows: 475 General Topics, 1281 Philosophy and Psychology, 2332 Religion, 12027 Social Sciences, 528 Language and Linguistics, 356 Natural Sciences and Matematics, 2094 Technology and Applied Sciences, 1187 Fine Arts, 12763 Literature and Rhetorics, 2724 Geography and History.


Libraries

Total number of public libraries under the General Directorate of Libraries and Publications in 2010 is 1136. In 2010, 3895 titles and 1050277 books has been purchased, 160 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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