International Publishing Data 2023

International Publishing Data 2023 covers the 76 countries where IPA had members at the beginning of 2023.
IPA Nielsen Book Data Final Report

Based on a combination of member surveys and desk research it provides data on:

  • Numbers of publishers and ISBN registration data
  • Demographics and literacy rates
  • Mobile and internet connectivity
  • Education systems
  • Book related policy areas
  • Taxation data


The full report includes the Executive Summary, information on methodology Regional Summaries, and individual country profiles for all 76 countries.

You can access the individual country profiles here

This report was developed by Nielsen BookData on behalf of the Data and Statistics Committee of the International Publishers Association.

This report is complementary to the Global Publishing Industry reports prepared by the World Intellectual Property Organization. You can find those reports at the following links:

Global Publishing Industry 2022 (released on 28 November 2023)


Global Publishing Industry 2021

Global Publishing Industry 2020

Global Publishing Industry 2018

Global Publishing Industry 2017