UK publishers' total sales up 2.7%

<p>UK publishers&rsquo; total sales were up by 2.7% in the first nine months of 2009.<br />&nbsp;<br />In the three months to end of September, figures from PA Sales Monitor (PASM), show that the value sales of participating companies increased by 2.7%, although their volume sales declined by 7.4%.<br />&nbsp;<br />While volume sales to the home market declined by 5%, export volume sales fell by 10.7%. In contrast value sales to both the home and export markets grew by 0.5% and 6% respectively.</p><p>The PASM consists of 20 participant distributors and publishers, representing about 250 publishers. The combined sales of the PASM participants are estimated to account for 70% of total UK publisher sales. </p><p>&nbsp;</p>