Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on book revenue in Sweden 2020, by channel

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the book sales revenue in Sweden decreased from March to May 2020. In week 20 of 2020, the only decline was recorded among physical book shops, with about 23 percent compared to the same period a year before. By comparison, online sales and physical sales revenue grew by 38 and 18 percent compared to the previous year. In the weeks 11 to 16 of 2020, the book revenue decreased in Sweden, while the market was recovering since week 17.

Book sales revenue in Sweden in weeks from 11 to 20 of 2020, by distribution channel

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

Weeks 11-20, 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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