Manga publications sales volume in Japan 1985-2014

The statistic illustrates the number of manga publications copies sold in Japan from 1985 to 2014. In 1985, the sales volume of manga magazines and comic books amounted to approximately 1.22 billion copies. This number decreased to around 840 million copies sold in 2014.

Total number of manga publication copies sold in Japan from 1985 to 2014

Number of copies sold in billions
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Release date

February 2016



Survey time period

1985 to 2014

Special properties

figures include magazines and comic books

Supplementary notes

Figures presented in five-year increments until 2010.

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