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Expenditure
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Library expenditure
  2006–07
(£000s)
2001–2002
(£000s)
Source
Public libraries *
1,157,093
930,911
CIPFAc
Academic libraries
597,042
441,125
SCONUL
National libraries
 
* Revenue expenditure
Table updated Apr 09
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Detailed library expenditure
  Public libraries Academic libraries National libraries
 
2006–07
2001–2002
2006–07
2001–2002
2006–07
2001–2002
Materials
133,095,654
121,622,892
212,825,000
158,305,000
Staff
644,590,557
507,850,833
307,841,000
225,750,000
Other *
379,406,965
301,437,717
76,376,000
57,070000
Source: Public - CIPFAc, Academic - SCONUL
* Other expenditure has been calculated by subtraction from the total.
Table updated Feb 08
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Breakdown of public library expenditure
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Source: CIPFAc
Graph updated Feb 08
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Breakdown of academic library expenditure
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Source: SCONUL/LISU
Graph updated Apr 09
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Academic library expenditure on books and serials
 
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Source: SCONUL/LISU
¹ Adjusted for inflation measured by the LISU Academic Book Price Index
² Adjusted for inflation measured by the increases in periodical prices
Graph updated May 09
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Archives revenue expenditure
  2006–07 (GB - Actuals) 2001–2002 (E&W only - Estimates)
 
Total
(£m)
£ per head
population
Total
(£m)
£ per head
population
Local Authority archives  
Gross expenditure        
Net expenditure        
The National Archives        
Net expenditure        
Source: CIPFAa; TNA

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Breakdown of local authority archives revenue expenditure
(in GB 2006–07)
Source: CIPFAa
Other expenditure comprises other supplies and services and capital charges.

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Museums expenditure
  2006–07
(£m)
2001–2002
(£m)
%
change
DCMS museums & galleries
441.9
204.3
116%
  of which, resources ¹
405.5
172.6
135%
  of which, capital ²
36.4
31.7

15%

Source: DCMS 2007
Local authority museums in England and Wales  ³
230.1
179.4
28%
Net expenditure per head population
£3.34
£2.62
28%
Source: CIPFAb 2002, 2007
Figures are for gross expenditure unless otherwise stated.

¹ Resource budgets for DCMS sponsored museums and galleries.

² Capital budgets for DCMS sponsored museums and galleries.

³ Figures for Local Authority museums are revenue expenditure
    (i.e. do not include capital expenditure).

Revenue expenditure is spending on the day to day running expenses of the service, so called because it is the cost of resources used up in the process of generating revenue.

This is distinct from capital expenditure, which reflects the amount spent to acquire or improve long-term assets such as premises purchase or renovation and major equipment purchase.

Net expenditure is gross expenditure minus income.

Table updated Nov 07
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Average prices of British academic books
Category 2006–07 (£)
academic year
2001–2002 (£)
academic year*
All Humanities
42.99
34.66
All Social Sciences
52.70
44.18
All Applied Social Sciences
47.36
37.74
All Biological Sciences
58.11
60.25
All listed Pure Sciences
54.83
59.01
Computer Sciences
40.27
37.24
All Technology
65.47
65.11
All Medicine
48.20
45.46
All books
46.26
40.27
Source: LISU, based on data from Blackwell
More detailed figures are available in the LISU publications Average prices of British academic books and Average prices of USA academic books (published twice a year in February and August)
Table updated Nov 07
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Book Prices
Consumer book sales
       
  Average price paid (£) Change over previous yr Sales volume (m) Change over previous yr
2000
7.43
126.3
2001
7.48
0.7%
126.7
0.4%
2002
7.30
-2.4%
129.1
1.9%
2003
7.39
1.3%
136.3
5.6%
2004
7.36
-0.4%
145.8
6.9%
2005
7.56
2.7%
207.8*
-
2006
7.52
-0.5%
220.9
6.3%
2007
7.56
0.5%
232.3
5.1%
Source: The Bookseller
* Sales volume figures up to 2004 are calculated according to BookScan's GRM (General Retail Market), while those from 2005 are calculated according to TCM (Total Consumer Market). Since this adds to GRM book sales from important non-high street channels such as internet retailers, selected supermarkets and chains, the figures are not strictly comparable.
Table updated Feb 08
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Average book prices
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Source: The Bookseller
Graph updated Dec 09
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Periodical prices (Great Britain)
Average prices
2007 % increase 07 over 06 2006 % increase 06 over 05 2005 % increase annual average
Social sciences
£485.86
4.8
£474.46
7.2
£494.39
6.0
Science
£966.76
7.5
£932.63
7.6
£780.14
7.5
Medicine
£502.75
8.1
£451.41
6.1
£414.30
7.1
Technology
£596.15
6.6
£599.95
6.6
£513.61
6.6
Humanities
£120.57
7.2
£108.92
7.2
£97.64
7.2
General
£325.04
5.8
£301.25
3.0
n/a
4.4
No of titles ¹
16,851
16,200
13,787
Average all subjects ²
UK
£499.52
6.3
£488.74
6.8
£464.62
6.5
USA
$851.43
7.0
$810.80
6.1
$808.86
6.5
EURO Region
€630.29
6.8
€686.85
6.4
€689.08
6.6
Europe (exc UK & € region)
€228.03
6.5
€305.99
10.2
€306.22
8.3
Source: Update and Swets Information Services

¹ Titles are included when the price can be directly compared to the previous year, and percentage increases are based on this.

² Local domestic price only

Table updated Mar 08
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