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2002 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLISHING AND BOOK TRADE STATISTICS

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Book Prices - 2000 and 2001

Average price paid

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Quarterly average ()

Annual average ()

Annual change

2000

Q1

6.97

7.43

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Q2

6.93

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Q3

7.12

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Q4

8.30

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2001 Q1

6.95

7.48

0.70%

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Q2

7.23

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Q3

7.15

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Q4

8.25

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Source: The Bookseller

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UK Publishing of Books 2001

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Value (m)

Volume (m)

Reference

550

87.6

General non-fiction

800

203.4

Social science and humanities

295

39.8

Science, Medicine & Technology

216

14.8

School & Academic

319

80.6

Maps & Atlases

28

10.6

Music

47

13.7

Fiction

456

146.7

Children's books

277

162.9

Single sheets

165

231.7

Total printed sales

3,153

991.8

of which, exports

35%

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Source: Office for National Statistics, Product Sales & Trade, PRA 22110: Publishing of books

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Books published 2001

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Total titles published

2001

1996

Children's books

10,784

8,012

School text books

3,808

3,645

Adult fiction

13,076

9,155

Adult non-fiction

29,699

28,091

Scientific, technical, medical

18,277

18,461

Academic/professional books

43,357

34,738

Total no. of titles published in the UK*

119,001

102,102

* Includes new editions of existing titles

Source: The Bookseller

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Periodical prices

Average prices

2001

2000

1999

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Price £

% increase over 2000

Price £

% increase over 1999

Price £

% increase over 1998

Social Sciences

266.96

9.2

244.46

10.9

220.39

4.6

Science

614.55

0.3

612.48

10.0

556.91

16.9

Medicine

349.55

4.5

334.40

9.3

305.81

14.8

Technology

357.03

8.1

330.43

10.6

298.70

13.6

Humanities

64.74

8.4

59.71

1.2

58.99

12.2

Average all subjects (local domestic price only)

Great Britain

322.74

4.2

309.59

10.1

281.24

11.5

USA ($)

635.09

4.1

609.98

3.0

592.39

16.4

Netherlands (Guilder)

2,102.63

-5.2

2,218.27

14.5

1,937.48

11.5

Germany (Deutschmark)

657.88

14.1

576.69

19.3

438.48

12.5

Switzerland (Francs)

568.43

1.6

559.34

46.2

382.64

-2.1

France (Francs)

1,019.98

7.8

946.32

4.1

909.34

-0.1

Source: LA Record and Swets Blackwell

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