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.  United States (2011) 292,014 (new titles and editions) [2]
  2.  China (2013) 255,981 (444,427 total) [3]
  3.  United Kingdom (2011) 149,800 (new) [4]
  4.  Russian Federation (2013) 101,981 (120,512 total) [5]
  5.  India (2004) 82,537 (total; 21,370 in Hindi, 18,752 in English, and 42,415 in other Indian languages) [6]
  6.  Germany (2011) 82,048 (new) [4]
  7.  Japan (2012) 78,349 (new) [7]
  8.  Spain (2011) 44,000 [4] (74,244 total[8])
  9.  South Korea (2013) 43,146 (new) [9]
  10.  Turkey (2011) 43,100 (total) [10]
  11.  France (2011) 41,902 (new) [4]
  12.  Italy (2011) 39,898 (new) [4]
  13.  Iran (2012; 01Jan12-15Oct12) 28,322 (53,958 total) [11]
  14.  Taiwan (2010) 28,084 (43,258 total) [12]
  15.  Argentina (2012) 26,367 (27,584 total) [13]
  16.  Vietnam (2009) 24,589 [14]
  17.  Indonesia (2009) 24,000+ [14]
  18.  Brazil (2012) 20,792 (57,473 total) [15]
  19.  Canada (1996) 19,900 [16]
  20.  Malaysia (2011) 17,923 [17]
  21.  Romania (2008) 14,984 [18]
  22.  Ukraine (2004) 14,790 [19]
  23.  Hong Kong (2005) 14,603 [20]
  24.  Belgium (1991) 13,913 [21]
  25.  Finland (2006) 13,656 [22]
  26.  Thailand (2009) 13,607 [14]
  27.  Poland (2012) 13,410 (27,060 total) [23]
  28.  Belarus (2009) 12,885 [24]
  29.  Denmark (1996) 12,352 [21]
  30.  Colombia (2010) 12,334 (13,294 total) [25]
  31.   Switzerland (2001) 12,156 [26]
  32.  Singapore (2007) 12,000+ [27]
  33.  Hungary (2012) 11,645 [28]
  34.  Netherlands (2010) 11,500 [29]
  35.  Czech Republic (1996) 10,244 [21]
  36.  Slovakia (2006) 9,400 [30]
  37.  Egypt (2000) 9,022 [31]
  38.  Australia (2004) 8,602 [32]
  39.  Austria (1996) 8,056 [21]
  40.  Portugal (1996) 7,868 [21]
  41.  Mexico (2012) 7,521 (23,948 total)[33]
  42.  Israel (2006) 6,866 [34]
  43.  Greece (2002) 6,826 [35]
  44.  Chile (2012) 5,641 (6,045 total) [36]
  45.  South Africa (1995) 5,418 [37]
  46.  Sri Lanka (1996) 4,115 [38]
  47.  Peru (2006) 4,101 [39]
  48.  Sweden (2010) 4,074 (30,857 total)[40]
  49.  Saudi Arabia (1996) 3,900 [38]
  50.  Pakistan (2012) 3,811 (total; 2,943 in Urdu and 868 in English and European languages)[41]
  51.  Lebanon (2005) 3,686 [42]
  52.  Myanmar (1993) 3,660 [38]
  53.  New Zealand (2003) 3,600 [43]
  54.  Ecuador (2010) 2,854 (4,164 total) [44]
  55.  Afghanistan (1990) 2,795 [38]
  56.  Venezuela (2003) 2,061 [26]
  57.  Luxembourg (2001) 2,000 [26]
  58.  Latvia (1996) 1,965 [21]
  59.  Iceland (2007) 1,533 [45]
  60.  Philippines (1996) 1,507 [38]
  61.  Cuba (2003) 1,488 [26]
  62.  Costa Rica (2003) 1,315 [26]
  63.  Nigeria (1991) 1,314 [37]
  64.  Kazakhstan (1996) 1,226 [38]
  65.  Syria (2004) 1,138 [46]
  66.  Uzbekistan (1996) 1,003 [38]
  67.  Cyprus (1996) 930 [38]
  68.  Morocco (1996) 918 [37]
  69.  Tunisia (1996) 720 [37]
  70.  Dominican Republic (2003) 705 [26]
  71.  Algeria (1996) 670 [37]
  72.  Uruguay (2003) 605 [26]
  73.  Bolivia (2003) 584 [26]
  74.  Georgia (1998) 581 [38]
  75.  Azerbaijan (1996) 542 [38]
  76.  Jordan (1996) 511 [38]
  77.  Panama (2003) 506 [26]
  78.  Turkmenistan (1994) 450 [38]
  79.  Guatemala (2003) 446 [26]
  80.  Kyrgyzstan (1998) 420 [38]
  81.  Malta (1995) 404 [21]
  82.  Fiji (1994) 401 [47]
  83.  Armenia (1996) 396 [38]
  84.  Paraguay (2003) 390 [26]
  85.  Albania (1991) 381 [21]
  86.  Nicaragua (2003) 306 [26]
  87.  Kenya (1994) 300 [37]
  88.  United Arab Emirates (1993) 293 [38]
  89.  Honduras (2003) 290 [26]
  90.  Uganda (1996) 288 [37]
  91.  Mongolia (1992) 285 [38]
  92.  El Salvador (2003) 250 [26]
  93.  Ethiopia (1991) 240 [37]
  94.  Zimbabwe (1992) 232 [37]
  95.   Vatican City (1996) 228 [21]
  96.  Qatar (1996) 209 [38]
  97.  Kuwait (1992) 196 [38]
  98.  Tanzania (1990) 172 [37]
  99.  Botswana (1991) 158 [37]
  100.  Tajikistan (1996) 132 [38]
  101.  Papua New Guinea (1991) 122 [47]
  102.  Madagascar (1996) 119 [37]
  103.  Malawi (1996) 117 [37]
  104.  Palestine (1996) 114 [38]
  105.  Namibia (1990) 106 [37]
  106.  Eritrea (1993) 106 [37]
  107.  Brunei Darussalam (2009) 91 [14]
  108.  Laos (1995) 88 [38]
  109.  Benin (1994) 84 [37]
  110.  Mauritius (1996) 80 [37]
  111.  Réunion (1992) 69 [37]
  112.  Democratic Republic of the Congo (1992) 64 [37]
  113.  Andorra (1994) 57 [21]
  114.  Suriname (1996) 47 [16]
  115.  Guyana (1996) 42 [16]
  116.  Monaco (1990) 41 [21]
  117.  Bahrain (1996) 40 [38]
  118.  Ghana (1992) 28 [37]
  119.  Libya (1994) 26 [37]
  120.  Angola (1995) 22 [37]
  121.  Mali (1995) 14 [37]
  122.  Gambia (1996) 14 [37]
  123.  Burkina Faso (1996) 12 [37]
  124.  Oman (1996) 7 [38]

TOTAL: approximately 2,200,000

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Bowker: annual report on U. S. print book publishing for 2012
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  11. ^ Library of Congress Overseas Offices
  12. ^ Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan) [2], 2011 Publication Yearbook. (In English)
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  23. ^ Polish Book Institute.
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  34. ^ Legal Deposit Department: Israeli Book Statistics for 2006, The Jewish National and University Library. Retrieved February 5, 2008.
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  38. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w ""Asia", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes". UNESCO Institute of Statistics. Archived from the original on 2009-02-05. 
  39. ^ "Cámara Peruana del Libro - Compendio Estadistico Sobre El Libro En El Perú" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  40. ^ "Svenska Förläggareföreningen - statistics 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  41. ^ THE PAKISTAN NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY 2012
  42. ^ Lebanon - Book Production Data
  43. ^ New Zealand gov publications[dead link]
  44. ^ "Cámara Ecuatoriana del Libro - El Libro En El Ecuador" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  45. ^ National and University Library of Iceland. Icelandic National Bibliography. "Statistical summary of material published in Iceland in the year 2007" Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  46. ^ Frankfurt Book Fair. "Information on the Syrian book market". Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  47. ^ a b UNESCO "Oceania", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics

External links[edit]

  • Goldfarb, Jeff. "Bookish Britain overtakes America as top publisher", Reuters Entertainment, May 10, 2006, retrieved May 11, 2006.
  • "Understanding Israel's Book Market", Haaretz, December 23, 2005.
  • UNESCO. "Europe", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, retrieved May 11, 2006
  • UNESCO "America", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, retrieved May 11, 2006
  • UNESCO "Asia", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, retrieved May 11, 2006
  • UNESCO "Africa", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, retrieved May 11, 2006
  • UNESCO "Oceania", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, retrieved May 11, 2006

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