Print market posts fourth consecutive year of value growth

Print market posts fourth consecutive year of value growth

The UK print market has grown in value for a fourth year running, with 2018 showing a marginal volume increase too. Last year, 190.8 million books were sold for £1.63bn through Nielsen BookScan's TCM, a 2.14% increase in value and a 0.33% lift in volume against 2017. Average selling price also rose, with 2018's a.s.p of £8.53 a record high.

While 2017 squeaked into growth with a rise of 0.1% in value, 2018 was entirely more comfortable, earning an extra £34m on the year before—while volume was slightly more on a knife-edge, with an extra 627,000 books sold last year. Compared to value, vol...

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