The activity with the largest aggregate market value across the EU was newspaper publishing in 2010, with its value surpassing 40 billion Euro. The publication of periodicals and that of books followed closely with values nearing 37 billion and 30 billion Euro, respectively.
Total EU turnover by sector, 2010
The book-publishing sector is the smallest of all three activities and is disproportionally larger in FR, DE and UK with turnover values around 5 billion Euro followed by ES and IT. The turnover in the market for the publication of journals and periodicals is higher than that of book publishing, with the largest output values exceeding 7.5 billion Euro in UK and DE, followed by FR, IT and NL. The activity with the largest output is noticeably newspaper publishing, where DE has the largest geographic market with a turnover exceeding 12 billion Euro, followed by UK, FR, NL and IT, although on a smaller scale (Some data on ES and NL are missing in Eurostat for the year 2010: approximations/apportions were made based on the expenditure data).
Market turnover in the publishing sector by Member State, 2010
Overall, four Member States, DE, UK, IT and FR, make up 65% of the total EU publishing market.
Total EU turnover by MS, 2010
Most of these four largest markets have proportionally small book and newspaper publishing sectors, while a large share of total turnover comes from the publication of journals and periodicals. In contrast, the smaller geographical markets tend to have a large proportion of turnover coming from the publication of newspapers (e.g. CY, AT, SE, etc.) and book publishing (e.g. LT, PT).
Total EU turnover by sector and MS, 2010
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