German print market ends 2014 down 2%

German print market ends 2014 down 2%

A late spending frenzy was not enough to end a difficult year for German booksellers on a positive note.While sales during Christmas week were up 26% year-on-year, December as a whole was down 2.1% year on year, according to figures provided by trade paper buchreport.

Cumulative figures for the 12 months show a drop of 1.5%, itself an improvement when compared to the first half of the year: by end-June sales were down 3.3%. April, May, August, September and October were the only months with sales up year on year; in March the market was shocked when sales slumped by 19.7%. buchreport monit...

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