The book market in Spain exceeded 1.1 billion euros by 2022
The Community of Madrid is the one that has grown considerably in 2022, positioning itself as the region that has reported the highest turnover with respect to the others.
On February 23rd, the economic results of the book market in Spain in 2022 were presented in Madrid, at the Casa del Lector. An action coordinated by FANDE (Federation of National Associations of Publishing Distributors) and the Germán Sanchez Ruiperez Foundation. The company in charge of auditing these data is GfK.
After the presentation of the most substantial data in the report, there was a round table discussion on the present and future of the book sector in Spain, with the participation of Enrique Pascual (Librerías Marcial Pons), Paulo Cosin (Ediciones Morata), and Daniel Oropesa (Logista Libros), moderated by Luis González (Director of the GSR Foundation).
The highlights of the report are:
1. In 2022 there was a 1.1% increase in turnover, a trend similar to what we can see in countries such as Italy (0.8% growth). From this, it can be seen that the book market in Spain exceeded 1.1 billion euros.
2. Online sales continue to gain strength and account for a total of 30% of the business.
3. The different categories of books (fiction, non-fiction, children’s) have remained relatively stable since 2015 in their share of the total, except for comics and historical novels, which have doubled it (from 4% to 8%) and largely justifying the recovery of the market. Within this segment, the strongest growth was in manga (up 14%) as opposed to European and American comics, which on the contrary have seen a decline.
4- Independent bookstores have seen a 6% increase in sales.
5- The Community of Madrid is one that has grown considerably in 2022, positioning itself as the region with the highest turnover compared to the others.
6- According to GFK, the market will continue to grow in 2023.