Physical book unit sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2018, by category

The statistic shows the unit sales of physical books in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018, broken down by category. In 2017, 200.7 million physical units of non-fiction and reference books were sold (one percent increase compared to 2016; 4.8 percent growth since 2012), while sales of fiction books accounted for 117.9 million physical copies (3.1 percent increase compared to 2016; 29.5 percent drop since 2012).

Publisher physical book unit sales in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018, by category

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2009 to 2018*

Special properties

net units

Supplementary notes

*Figures for 2009-2013 published earlier by the source.

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