Brazil’s book market saw 2017 lift

Brazil’s book market saw 2017 lift

Brazil's book market saw real growth of 3.1% last year, according to Brazilian book trade publication PublishNews.  

The figure is calculated via the 6.15% increase in sales measured by Nielsen BookScan, to a total of R$ 1.7bn (£373m), minus the annual inflation figure, which the IPCA Index puts at close to 3%. BookScan, which covers around 65% of the Brazil market, puts unit sales at 43.3 million for the year, a rise of 4.6%.

The book market’s positive performance reflects a small recovery in Brazil’s economy as a whole, with the Central Bank’s Focus Report predicting that final GNP figu...

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