Commenting on the launch of the reports, IPA President, Karine Pansa, said: A large part of our sector is dedicated to storytelling and we also have to consider how we tell our own story. We know that publishing plays a vital role culturally, educationally, but also economically in the world. These two statistical reports are part of establishing the evidence base that will enable us to explain to policy makers the importance of publishing.

The Global Publishing Industry 2022 (WIPO) report will be available on 28 November at:

The International Publishing Data 2023 (IPA/Nielsen BookData) report is available under embargo at:

The IPA would like to thank both WIPO and Nielsen BookData for their work on these reports.

About The Global Publishing Industry 2022 (WIPO)

The Global Publishing Industry 2022 covers 35 countries through 5 different sources: (a) a publishing industry survey, (b) a legal deposits survey, (c) Nielsen BookScan data, (d) the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) Agency and (e) the IPA and Nielsen BookData report. Data was gathered with support from publishers’ associations, the Federation of European Publishers, the Centro Regional para el Fomento del Libro en América Latina y el Caribe (CERLALC), the International ISBN Agency and Nielsen BookData. This is the 5thedition of the report since WIPO and the IPA started working together on publishing sector data in 2017.

It presents data on publishing industry revenue, and number of titles published with breakdowns around sales channels, ISBN registration data, formats and trade/education splits.

About International Publishing Data 2023 (IPA-Nielsen BookData)

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

Countries covered in the reports

Africa Region

  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • South Africa*
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda

Asia Region

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan1
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Georgia
  • India*
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan*
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines*
  • Republic of Korea*
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Thailand
  • Türkiye*
  • United Arab Emirates


  • Albania
  • Austria1
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belgium*
  • Czech Republic1
  • Denmark*
  • Finland*
  • France
  • Germany*
  • Greece
  • Hungary*
  • Iceland*
  • Ireland*
  • Italy*
  • Malta1
  • Netherlands
  • Norway*
  • Portugal*
  • Russian Federation*
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain*
  • Sweden*
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom*

Latin America and Caribbean

  • Argentina
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Brazil*
  • Chile
  • Colombia*
  • Guatemala
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico*
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Trinidad and Tobago

North America

  • Canada
  • USA*


  • Australia*
  • New Zealand*

* Appear in both reports                                                     1 Appears in The Global Publishing Industry 2022 (WIPO) only