Books in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Europe books market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.
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What was the size of the Europe books market by value in 2015?
What will be the size of the Europe books market in 2020?
What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the Europe books market?
How has the market performed over the last five years?
What are the main segments that make up Europe's books market?
The physical segment of the books market includes atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, text books, guidebooks, musical scores, maps, fiction and non-fiction. The digital segment of the books market consists of electronic books (or e-books) which can be read on computers or other electronic devices. The market is valued at retail selling price (RSP) with any currency conversions calculated using constant annual average 2015 exchange rates.
The European books market had total revenues of $36,739.8m in 2015, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -1.6% between 2011 and 2015.
The physical segment was the market's most lucrative in 2015, with total revenues of $34,598.1m, equivalent to 94.3% of the market's overall value.
e-books attract differing VAT rates across the EU. Some countries broke ranks on VAT rates (e.g. France, Luxembourg, and Italy) often to encourage the digital industry in their country. However, in 2015, the EU court gave a ruling in which it indicated that France and Luxembourg (which has applied a super-reduced VAT rate of 3%) cannot apply a reduced rate of VAT to the supply of electronic books.