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"

Country Year Titles Notes References
 China 2013 440,000 New titles and re-editions [2]
 United States 2013 304,912 New titles and re-editions [2]
 United Kingdom 2011 184,000 New and revised [3]
 Russian Federation 2013 101,981 120,512 total [4]
 Japan 2013 82,589 New [5][unreliable source?]
 Germany 2011 82,048 New [3]
 Iran 2014 72,871 1 January 2012 to 15 October 2012; 53,958 total [6][7]
 Italy 2013 61,966 New [8]
 India 2013 45,000-90,000 25% in Hindi, 20% in English, and the rest in other Indian languages [9][10]
 South Korea 2014 47,589 New [11]
 Spain 2011 44,000 74,244 total [3][12]
 Turkey 2014 50,752 Total [13]
 France 2011 41,902 New [3]
 Australia 2014 28,234 [14]
 Taiwan 2010 28,084 43,258 total [15]
 Argentina 2014 28,010 New [16]
 Vietnam 2009 24,589 [17]
 Indonesia 2009 24,000+ [17]
 Brazil 2012 20,792 57,473 total [18]
 Canada 1996 19,900 [19]
 Czech Republic 2011 18,985 [20]
 Poland 2014 18,870 32,480 total [21]
 Malaysia 2011 17,923 [22]
 Netherlands 2014 16,502 Only physical Dutch new titles [23]
 Romania 2008 14,984 [24]
 Ukraine 2004 14,790 [25]
 Hong Kong 2005 14,603 [26]
 Belgium 1991 13,913 [27]
 Finland 2006 13,656 [28]
 Thailand 2009 13,607 [17]
 Belarus 2009 12,885 [29]
 Denmark 1996 12,352 [27]
 Colombia 2010 12,334 13,294 total [30]
  Switzerland 2001 12,156 [31]
 Singapore 2007 12,000+ [32]
 Hungary 2012 11,645 [33]
 Slovakia 2006 9,400 [34]
 Egypt 2000 9,022 [35]
 Israel 2013 8,411 [36]
 Austria 1996 8,056 [27]
 Portugal 1996 7,868 [27]
 Mexico 2012 7,521 23,948 total [37]
 Greece 2002 6,826 [38]
 Chile 2012 5,641 6,045 total [39]
 South Africa 1995 5,418 [40]
 Sri Lanka 1996 4,115 [41]
 Peru 2006 4,101 [42]
 Sweden 2010 4,074 30,857 total [43]
 Saudi Arabia 1996 3,900 [41]
 Pakistan 2012 3,811 Total; 2,943 in Urdu and 868 in English and European languages [44]
 Lebanon 2005 3,686 [45]
 Myanmar 1993 3,660 [41]
 New Zealand 2003 3,600 [46]
 Ecuador 2010 2,854 4,164 total [47]
 Afghanistan 1990 2,795 [41]
 Venezuela 2003 2,061 [31]
 Luxembourg 2001 2,000 [31]
 Latvia 1996 1,965 [27]
 Iceland 2007 1,533 [48]
 Philippines 1996 1,507 [41]
 Cuba 2003 1,488 [31]
 Costa Rica 2003 1,315 [31]
 Nigeria 1991 1,314 [40]
 Kazakhstan 1996 1,226 [41]
 Syria 2004 1,138 [49]
 Uzbekistan 1996 1,003 [41]
 Cyprus 1996 930 [41]
 Morocco 1996 918 [40]
 Tunisia 1996 720 [40]
 Dominican Republic 2003 705 [31]
 Algeria 1996 670 [40]
 Uruguay 2003 605 [31]
 Bolivia 2003 584 [31]
 Georgia 1998 581 [41]
 Azerbaijan 1996 542 [41]
 Jordan 1996 511 [41]
 Panama 2003 506 [31]
 Turkmenistan 1994 450 [41]
 Guatemala 2003 446 [31]
 Kyrgyzstan 1998 420 [41]
 Malta 1995 404 [27]
 Fiji 1994 401 [50]
 Armenia 1996 396 [41]
 Paraguay 2003 390 [31]
 Albania 1991 381 [27]
 Nicaragua 2003 306 [31]
 Kenya 1994 300 [40]
 United Arab Emirates 1993 293 [41]
 Honduras 2003 290 [31]
 Uganda 1996 288 [40]
 Mongolia 1992 285 [41]
 El Salvador 2003 250 [31]
 Ethiopia 1991 240 [40]
 Zimbabwe 1992 232 [40]
  Vatican City 1996 228 [27]
 Qatar 1996 209 [41]
 Kuwait 1992 196 [41]
 Tanzania 1990 172 [40]
 Botswana 1991 158 [40]
 Tajikistan 1996 132 [41]
 Papua New Guinea 1991 122 [50]
 Madagascar 1996 119 [40]
 Malawi 1996 117 [40]
 Palestine 1996 114 [41]
 Namibia 1990 106 [40]
 Eritrea 1993 106 [40]
 Brunei Darussalam 2009 91 [17]
 Laos 1995 88 [41]
 Benin 1994 84 [40]
 Mauritius 1996 80 [40]
 Réunion 1992 69 [40]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1992 64 [40]
 Andorra 1994 57 [27]
 Suriname 1996 47 [19]
 Guyana 1996 42 [19]
 Monaco 1990 41 [27]
 Bahrain 1996 40 [41]
 Ghana 1992 28 [40]
 Libya 1994 26 [40]
 Angola 1995 22 [40]
 Mali 1995 14 [40]
 Gambia 1996 14 [40]
 Burkina Faso 1996 12 [40]
 Oman 1996 7 [41]

TOTAL: approximately 2,200,000

References[edit]

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