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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]

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Highlights

  • The UK[2] is cited as leading the world with per-capita new titles per year.
  • Britain overtook the U.S. in 2006 for the second time in 20 years; the last time was 2001.[2]
  • New titles in the UK increased by 28 per cent in 2005-6, whereas output in the U.S. dropped 18 per cent.[2]

List of countries

In descending order of number of new titles per year, as of the latest year available:

  1.  United Kingdom (2005) 206,000 [2]
  2.  United States (2005) 172,000 [2]
  3.  China (2007) 136,226 [3]
  4.  Russian Federation (2008) 123,336 [4]
  5.  Germany (2007) 96,000 [5]
  6.  Spain (2008) 86,300 [6]
  7.  Iran (2006) 54,000[7] Number of printed book titles up to 2006 -not per year
  8.  Japan (1996) 45,430 [6]
  9.  Taiwan (2007) 42,018 [8]
  10.  Italy (1996) 35,236 [6]
  11.  France (1996) 34,766 [6]
  12.  Netherlands (1993) 34,067 [6]
  13.  Turkey (2009) 31,414, [9]
  14.  South Korea (1996) 30,487 [6]
  15.  Brazil (1994) 21,574 [10]
  16.  Mexico (2007) 20,300 [11]
  17.  Canada (1996) 19,900 [10]
  18.  Switzerland (1996) 15,371 [6]
  19.  Poland (1996) 14,104 [6]
  20.  Belgium (1991) 13,913 [6]
  21.  Sweden (1996) 13,496 [6]
  22.  Finland (1996) 13,104 [6]
  23.  Denmark (1996) 12,352 [6]
  24.  India (1996) 11,903 [12]
  25.  Australia (1994) 10,835 [13]
  26.  Czech Republic (1996) 10,244 [6]
  27.  Argentina (1996) 9,850 [10]
  28.  Hungary (1996) 9,193 [6]
  29.  Thailand (1996) 8,142 [6]
  30.  Austria (1996) 8,056 [6]
  31.  Portugal (1996) 7,868 [6]
  32.  Romania (1996) 7,199 [6]
  33.  Israel (2006) 6,866 [14]
  34.  Greece (2002) 6,826 [15]
  35.  Ukraine (1995) 6,225 [6]
  36.  South Africa (1995) 5,418 [16]
  37.  Saudi Arabia (1996) 3900 [12]
  38.  Lebanon (2005) 3,686 [17]
  39.  Venezuela (1996) 3,468 [10]
  40.  Afghanistan (1990) 2,795 [12]
  41.  Chile (1995) 2,469 [10]
  42.  Egypt (1995) 2,215 [16]
  43.  Latvia (1996) 1,965 [6]
  44.  Syria (2000) 1,800 [12]
  45.  Iceland (2007) 1,533 [18]
  46.  Morocco (1996) 918 [16]
  47.  Tunisia (1996) 720 [16]
  48.  Algeria (1996) 670 [16]
  49.  Jordan(1996) 511 [12]
  50.  Malta (1995) 404 [6]
  51.  Fiji (1994) 401 [13]
  52.  Albania (1991) 381 [6]
  53.  Kenya (1994) 300 [16]
  54.  United Arab Emirates (1993) 293 [12]
  55.  Ethiopia (1991) 240 [16]
  56.  Zimbabwe (1992) 232 [16]
  57.  Vatican City (1996) 228 [6]
  58.  Qatar (1996) 209 [12]
  59.  Kuwait (1992) 196 [12]
  60.  Tanzania (1990) 172 [16]
  61.  Botswana (1991) 158 [16]
  62.  Paraguay (1993) 152 [10]
  63.  Tajikistan (1996) 132 [12]
  64.  Papua New Guinea (1991) 122 [13]
  65.  Madagascar (1996) 119 [16]
  66.  Malawi (1996) 117 [16]
  67.  Palestine (1996) 114 [12]
  68.  Namibia (1990) 106 [16]
  69.  Eritrea (1993) 106 [16]
  70.  Laos (1995) 88 [12]
  71.  Benin (1994) 84 [16]
  72.  Mauritius (1996) 80 [16]
  73.  Réunion (1992) 69 [16]
  74.  Democratic Republic of the Congo (1992) 64 [16]
  75.  Andorra (1994) 57 [6]
  76.  Suriname (1996) 47 [10]
  77.  Brunei Darussalam (1992) 45 [12]
  78.  Guyana (1996) 42 [10]
  79.  Monaco (1990) 41 [6]
  80.  Bahrain (1996) 40 [12]
  81.  Ghana (1992) 28 [16]
  82.  Libya (1994) 26 [16]
  83.  Angola (1990) 22 [16]
  84.  Mali (1995) 14 [16]
  85.  Burkina Faso (1996) 12 [16]
  86.  Ecuador (1995) 12 [10]
  87.  Oman (1996) 7 [12]
  88.  Nigeria (1991) 5 [16]

Notes

  1. ^ Wresch, William. Have and Have-Nots in the Information Age. Rutgers University Press, 1996, p. 39
  2. ^ a b c d e Goldfarb, Jeff. "Bookish Britain overtakes America as top publisher", Reuters Entertainment, May 10, 2006.
  3. ^ General Administration of Press and Publication of the People's Republic of China [1], General information of the national press and publishing industry in 2007. (In Chinese)
  4. ^ Federal Agency of Publishing and Mass Media [2], Book Publishing in Russia. (In Russian)
  5. ^ "Wirtschaftszahlen" of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y INE. [3]
  7. ^ http://www.iranembassy.org.nz/Iran_at_a_glance.pdf
  8. ^ Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan) [4], 2008 Publication Yearbook. (In Chinese)
  9. ^ [5]. Turkish Publishers Association
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i UNESCO. "America", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics.
  11. ^ Frankfurt Book Fair, Information on book production in Mexico in 2007 [6]
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n UNESCO "Asia", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics
  13. ^ a b c UNESCO "Oceania", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics
  14. ^ Legal Deposit Department: Israeli Book Statistics for 2006, The Jewish National and University Library. Retrieved February 5, 2008.
  15. ^ "Arab books and human development", Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ), Spring, 2004, Eugene Rogan
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x UNESCO "Africa", Book production: number of titles by UDC classes, UNESCO Institute of Statistics
  17. ^ Lebanon - Book Production Data [7]
  18. ^ National and University Library of Iceland. Icelandic National Bibliography. "Statistical summary of material published in Iceland in the year 2007" Retrieved 1 January 2010.

Saudi Arabia 1996 3900 books.

References

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