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2003 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLISHING AND BOOK TRADE STATISTICS

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Book Prices - 2000-2002

Consumer book sales

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Average price paid ()

Change over previous year

Sales volume (m)

Change over previous year

2000

7.43

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126.3

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2001

7.48

0.70%

126.7

0.40%

2002

7.30

-2.40%

129.1

1.90%

Source: The Bookseller

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UK Publishing of Books 2002

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Value (m)

Volume (m)

Reference

544

97.5

General non-fiction

813

221.5

Social Science and Humanities

182

22.7

Science, Medicine & Technology

211

13.4

School & Academic

328

87.8

Maps & Atlases

28

9.3

Music

53

16.1

Fiction

432

136.4

Children's books

280

167.8

Single sheets

169

225.6

Total printed sales

3,040

998.1

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 2002

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Total titles published

2002

1997

Children's books

10,519

8,049

School text books

4,464

3,022

Adult fiction

11,810

8,869

Adult non-fiction

32,401

27,654

Scientific, technical, medical

19,852

17,159

Academic/professional books

46,344

33,724

Total no. of titles published in the UK*

125,390

98,477

* Includes new editions of existing titles

Source: Book Marketing Ltd

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Periodical prices

Average prices

2002

2001

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Price £

% increase over 2001

Price £

% increase over 2000

Social Sciences

324.09

21.4

266.96

9.2

Science

644.45

4.9

614.55

0.3

Medicine

376.59

7.7

349.55

4.5

Technology

385.45

8.0

357.03

8.1

Humanities

70.83

9.4

64.74

8.4

Average all subjects (local domestic price only)

Great Britain

356.96

10.6

322.74

4.2

USA ($)

652.28

2.7

635.09

4.1

Netherlands

EUR 1,147.93

-

NLG 2,102.63

-5.2

Germany

EUR 429.85

-

DM 657.88

14.1

Switzerland (Francs)

714.06

25.6

568.43

1.6

France

EUR 158.14

-

FF 1,019.98

7.8

Source: Library + Information Update and Swets Blackwell

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