Tough US market contributes to export drop, PA figures suggest

Tough US market contributes to export drop, PA figures suggest

The colouring book boom and continued strength in UK education publishing was not enough to compensate for tough export markets in 2015, notably in the US, according to statistics collated by the Publishers Association. The invoiced value of UK publishers’ sales of books for export fell 3% year on year in total, to £1.4bn (£1.5bn in 2014), a steeper dip than last year’s decline of 1%.

The drop was similar across both physical and digital sales, with the largest decreases seen in children’s book exports (down nearly 20% from £108m to £87m), attributed to the falling sales of The Hunger Game...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now