Books in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). 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.
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 such as tablets. The market is valued at retail selling price (RSP) with any currency conversions calculated using constant annual average 2016 exchange rates.
The UK books market had total revenues of $4,642.7m in 2016, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -0.2% between 2012 and 2016.
The physical segment was the market's most lucrative in 2016, with total revenues of $3,696.5m, equivalent to 79.6% of the market's overall value.
The growth of the market in 2015 was only a year-break in declining sales of printed books observed over the past years. This shift was caused by a short-lived trend for adult colouring books. However, it is reasonable to expect e-books sales to boost in future, as the European Union is set to allow a reduced VAT for e-books.
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