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2013 Book Market in Turkey Report

General Statistics (2012)
Total Population 75.627.384
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 86.293 Million USD
GDP Per Capita 10.504 USD
Purchasing Power Parity  54

Fundamental Publishing Data
Number of publishing houses (2013 ISBN data) 1732
Number of bookstores (approx.) 6000
Number of distribution companies (approx.) 150
Number of new titles (2013 ISBN data) 47.352
Number of books produced (2013 Banderole numbers) 330.017.405
Number of textbooks (Distributed free of charge) 206.241.635
Total number of books produced 536.259.040
(Except less than 48 pages educational books)
Number of books produced per capita 7,1
VAT charged for books and e-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


2013 End Year Book Wholesales Market

Segments Market Size (Million $) Market Share (%)
Educational Books 875 55,3
a. Textbooks 164
b. Supplementary Textbooks 161
c. Exam Preparation Books 550
Trade Books 560 35,4
Academic Books 65 4,1
Imported Books 83 5,2
a. ELT Books 38
b. Other imported books (academic books, library purchases etc.) 45
TOTAL 1583

2013 End Year Book Retail Market

Segments Market Size (Million $) Market Share (%)
Educational Books 1179 50,9
a. Textbooks 164
b. Supplementary Textbooks 230
c. Exam Preparation Books 785
Trade Books 900 38,4
Academic Books 85 3,7
Imported Books 150 6,5
a. ELT Books 75
b. Other imported books (academic books, library purchases etc.) 75
SUB TOTAL 2314

Number of Titles According to Subject Categories

47.352 titles produced in 2013 are categorized as follows: 720 adult fiction (15,35%), 12.513 adult non-fiction (26.43%), 6.691 children and youth (14,13%), 10.479 educational (22,13%), 5.708 STM (12,05%), 4.691 religion (9,91 %).

Libraries

In 2013, total number of libraries under the General Directorate of Libraries and Publications is 1117, number of books purchased for libraries is 1.107.320. Budget reserved for these purchases is approximately 47.105.270 USD.


[*] 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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