European Book Market Statistics 2022-2023 (preliminary)

For the first time, FEP presented its preliminary annual book market statistics at the Readmagine conference 2023 in Madrid. The presentation provided an estimate of the value of the European book market in 2022, an overview of the changes in turnover in many countries in 2022 compared to 2021 and 2019 and a glimpse of the trends in individual markets in the first months of 2023.

The data come mainly from the questionnaires that FEP collects from its members every year and are subject to estimates and approximations. It is essential to bear in mind that most national data are hardly comparable between them and that rather than the specific figures, it is the trends and the narratives they reveal that matter. In some cases, even data from an individual country come from different sources and room must be allowed for issues of accuracy and/or interpretation.

A few notes on data and methodology: consolidated data are the result of aggregation, integration and estimation of data provided by FEP members through dedicated surveys. Data on changes at national level regard in most cases turnover in the trade book sector (i.e., excluding the educational, academic and scholarly sectors).

The PDF of the FEP European Book Market Statistics is available below.

For more information:
Enrico Turrin
FEP Deputy Director/Economist