Books in the United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom books market by value in 2015?
What will be the size of the United Kingdom books market in 2020?
What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United Kingdom books market?
How has the market performed over the last five years?
What are the main segments that make up the United Kingdom'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 UK books market had total revenues of $5,074.7m 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 $4,294.5m, equivalent to 84.6% of the market's overall value.
Printed books in the UK have a 0% VAT rate. In comparison there is a 20% VAT rat on e-books. EU law prevents the UK from lowering its VAT rate on e-books and so high VAT rates may hinder growth in e-book book sales.