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Ranking of publishing companies in Sweden 2020, by turnover

The leading company in the publishing industry in Sweden is Albert Bonnier AB. In 2018, the country’s largest fiction book publisher generated nearly 27 billion Swedish kronor. Dolby International ranked second, with a revenue of roughly 4.4 billion Swedish kronor.

Different publishing activities

The ranking includes not only book, newspaper, and magazine publishing but also other types of publishing, such as software or video games. Mojang AB for example, is one of the leading video games companies in Sweden and best known for Minecraft. The company’s turnover amounted to roughly three billion Swedish kronor in 2018.

Sweden’s book publishing industry

The sales revenue of book publishers is slightly fluctuating in Sweden. As of 2018, the companies generated roughly 1.9 billion Swedish kronor. That was an increase of nearly 100 million Swedish kronor compared to the previous year. Most revenues are still gained through physical bookstores, but internet bookstores are on the rise. From 2017 to 2018, the sales revenue from this distribution channel increased by 13 percent.

Ranking of companies in the publishing activities industry in Sweden as of February 2020, by turnover

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excl. subsidiaries; net sales

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* Turnover is always based on the latest available financial statement.

Figures have been rounded.

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