- 19 Nov 2015 4:00 AM
The number of publications in Hungary reached 12,747 last year. Some 29 million copies of the works were published. Books accounted for 91% of the total.
Other works, such as sheet music, maps and booklets made up the rest. Book sales in Hungary reached 59.5 billion forints (EUR 192m) in 2014.
Textbooks accounted for 27% of the total spent, non-fiction for 23%, literature for 23%, children’s and young adult books for 18% and reference and professional works for 9%.
About 60% of Hungarians read a book last year, eight percentage points under the European Union average.
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