Which Country Imports the Most Books and Brochures in the World?

Printing May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 19M tonnes of book and brochure were imported worldwide; moving up by 362% against the previous year level. Overall, book and brochure imports continue to indicate a remarkable expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016, an increase of 362% against the previous year level. In that year, global book and brochure imports attained its maximum volume, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, book and brochure imports totaled $15B in 2016. In general, book and brochure imports continue to indicate a temperate descent. In that year, global book and brochure imports reached its maximum level of $20B. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global book and brochure imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Book And Brochure Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (1,864.8 million USD)

2. United Kingdom (1,349.7 million USD)

3. Germany (1,264.5 million USD)

4. China, Hong Kong SAR (588.4 million USD)

5. China (329.9 million USD)

6. Italy (252.0 million USD)

7. Mozambique (18.0 million USD)

Book And Brochure Imports By Country

Book And Brochure Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for book and brochure amounted to $813 per tonne, descending by -79.0% against the previous year. Overall, book and brochure import price continues to indicate a drastic curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012, when it surged by 4% from the previous year level. Global book and brochure import peaked of $4,330 per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($7,851 per tonne), while Mozambique ($1 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of book and brochure import prices was attained by China (+11.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4901 - Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets.

Source: World: Books, Brochures And Similar Printed Matter - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025