Books published per country per year

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) monitors both the number and type of books published per country per year as an important index of standard of living and education, and of a country's self-awareness.[1]

List of countries[edit]

In descending order of number of new titles per year, as of the latest year available, sometimes "new titles and editions":

  1.  China (2013) 440,000 (new titles and re-editions) [2]
  2.  United States (2013) 304,912 (new titles and re-editions) [2]
  3.  United Kingdom (2011) 184,000 (new and revised) [3]
  4.  Russian Federation (2013) 101,981 (120,512 total) [4]
  5.  India (2013) 90,000 (total; 26% in Hindi, 24% in English, and the rest in other Indian languages) [5]
  6.  Japan (2013) 82,589 (new) [6]
  7.  Germany (2011) 82,048 (new) [3]
  8.  Italy (2013) 61,966 (new) [7]
  9.  South Korea (2014) 47,589 (new) [8]
  10.  Spain (2011) 44,000 [3] (74,244 total[9])
  11.  Turkey (2011) 43,100 (total) [10]
  12.  France (2011) 41,902 (new) [3]
  13.  Iran (2012; 01Jan12-15Oct12) 28,322 (53,958 total) [11]
  14.  Australia (2014) 28,234 [12]
  15.  Taiwan (2010) 28,084 (43,258 total) [13]
  16.  Argentina (2014) 28,010 (new) [14]
  17.  Vietnam (2009) 24,589 [15]
  18.  Indonesia (2009) 24,000+ [15]
  19.  Brazil (2012) 20,792 (57,473 total) [16]
  20.  Canada (1996) 19,900 [17]
  21.  Czech Republic (2011) 18,985 [18]
  22.  Malaysia (2011) 17,923 [19]
  23.  Romania (2008) 14,984 [20]
  24.  Ukraine (2004) 14,790 [21]
  25.  Hong Kong (2005) 14,603 [22]
  26.  Belgium (1991) 13,913 [23]
  27.  Finland (2006) 13,656 [24]
  28.  Thailand (2009) 13,607 [15]
  29.  Poland (2012) 13,410 (27,060 total) [25]
  30.  Belarus (2009) 12,885 [26]
  31.  Denmark (1996) 12,352 [23]
  32.  Colombia (2010) 12,334 (13,294 total) [27]
  33.   Switzerland (2001) 12,156 [28]
  34.  Singapore (2007) 12,000+ [29]
  35.  Hungary (2012) 11,645 [30]
  36.  Netherlands (2010) 11,500 [31]
  37.  Slovakia (2006) 9,400 [32]
  38.  Egypt (2000) 9,022 [33]
  39.  Israel (2013) 8,411 [34]
  40.  Austria (1996) 8,056 [23]
  41.  Portugal (1996) 7,868 [23]
  42.  Mexico (2012) 7,521 (23,948 total)[35]
  43.  Greece (2002) 6,826 [36]
  44.  Chile (2012) 5,641 (6,045 total) [37]
  45.  South Africa (1995) 5,418 [38]
  46.  Sri Lanka (1996) 4,115 [39]
  47.  Peru (2006) 4,101 [40]
  48.  Sweden (2010) 4,074 (30,857 total)[41]
  49.  Saudi Arabia (1996) 3,900 [39]
  50.  Pakistan (2012) 3,811 (total; 2,943 in Urdu and 868 in English and European languages)[42]
  51.  Lebanon (2005) 3,686 [43]
  52.  Myanmar (1993) 3,660 [39]
  53.  New Zealand (2003) 3,600 [44]
  54.  Ecuador (2010) 2,854 (4,164 total) [45]
  55.  Afghanistan (1990) 2,795 [39]
  56.  Venezuela (2003) 2,061 [28]
  57.  Luxembourg (2001) 2,000 [28]
  58.  Latvia (1996) 1,965 [23]
  59.  Iceland (2007) 1,533 [46]
  60.  Philippines (1996) 1,507 [39]
  61.  Cuba (2003) 1,488 [28]
  62.  Costa Rica (2003) 1,315 [28]
  63.  Nigeria (1991) 1,314 [38]
  64.  Kazakhstan (1996) 1,226 [39]
  65.  Syria (2004) 1,138 [47]
  66.  Uzbekistan (1996) 1,003 [39]
  67.  Cyprus (1996) 930 [39]
  68.  Morocco (1996) 918 [38]
  69.  Tunisia (1996) 720 [38]
  70.  Dominican Republic (2003) 705 [28]
  71.  Algeria (1996) 670 [38]
  72.  Uruguay (2003) 605 [28]
  73.  Bolivia (2003) 584 [28]
  74.  Georgia (1998) 581 [39]
  75.  Azerbaijan (1996) 542 [39]
  76.  Jordan (1996) 511 [39]
  77.  Panama (2003) 506 [28]
  78.  Turkmenistan (1994) 450 [39]
  79.  Guatemala (2003) 446 [28]
  80.  Kyrgyzstan (1998) 420 [39]
  81.  Malta (1995) 404 [23]
  82.  Fiji (1994) 401 [48]
  83.  Armenia (1996) 396 [39]
  84.  Paraguay (2003) 390 [28]
  85.  Albania (1991) 381 [23]
  86.  Nicaragua (2003) 306 [28]
  87.  Kenya (1994) 300 [38]
  88.  United Arab Emirates (1993) 293 [39]
  89.  Honduras (2003) 290 [28]
  90.  Uganda (1996) 288 [38]
  91.  Mongolia (1992) 285 [39]
  92.  El Salvador (2003) 250 [28]
  93.  Ethiopia (1991) 240 [38]
  94.  Zimbabwe (1992) 232 [38]
  95.   Vatican City (1996) 228 [23]
  96.  Qatar (1996) 209 [39]
  97.  Kuwait (1992) 196 [39]
  98.  Tanzania (1990) 172 [38]
  99.  Botswana (1991) 158 [38]
  100.  Tajikistan (1996) 132 [39]
  101.  Papua New Guinea (1991) 122 [48]
  102.  Madagascar (1996) 119 [38]
  103.  Malawi (1996) 117 [38]
  104.  Palestine (1996) 114 [39]
  105.  Namibia (1990) 106 [38]
  106.  Eritrea (1993) 106 [38]
  107.  Brunei Darussalam (2009) 91 [15]
  108.  Laos (1995) 88 [39]
  109.  Benin (1994) 84 [38]
  110.  Mauritius (1996) 80 [38]
  111.  Réunion (1992) 69 [38]
  112.  Democratic Republic of the Congo (1992) 64 [38]
  113.  Andorra (1994) 57 [23]
  114.  Suriname (1996) 47 [17]
  115.  Guyana (1996) 42 [17]
  116.  Monaco (1990) 41 [23]
  117.  Bahrain (1996) 40 [39]
  118.  Ghana (1992) 28 [38]
  119.  Libya (1994) 26 [38]
  120.  Angola (1995) 22 [38]
  121.  Mali (1995) 14 [38]
  122.  Gambia (1996) 14 [38]
  123.  Burkina Faso (1996) 12 [38]
  124.  Oman (1996) 7 [39]

TOTAL: approximately 2,200,000

References[edit]

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  43. ^ Lebanon - Book Production Data
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