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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.

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