Exports are an important part of the UK publishing industry's turnover, accounting for 43% of book turnover and 87% of learned journal turnover in 2016. Further information on UK's book exports is available in the PA Publishing Yearbook.
In support of UK publishers' exports, the PA developed this online resource of market reports and statistics on overseas book and journal markets. Since its development in 2001, the PA now has market reports for all the major publishing markets (over 40 of the top 50 export destinations for UK books) as well as statistics on more than 80 countries.
PA Market Reports
The PA has market reports for all the major publishing markets (over 40 of the top 50 export destinations for UK books) and a programme to update them on an a regular basis. They are:
Written by foremost experts in their fields
Comprehensive in their coverage of the key facts influencing market development
An essential tool for professionals engaged in the worldwide publishing industry
They are now arranged within regions.
The latest market report is the PA Market Report China Journals 2016 available free to PA members and GPI subscribers and Non-members are able to purchase this report from the PA Bookshop.
PA Mini Market Profiles/Briefs
Following the success of the PA/UKTI booklet of six mini market profiles (China, Egypt, India, South Africa, UAE, USA (trade) in 2009, the PA has extended the range of countries providing either a short update on a country already covered within the PA market reports or a country not yet covered but of particular interest at the time (i.e. Iceland, Burma (Myanmar), Kazakhstan, and Indonesia). The latest market brief is the PA Market Brief Belarus, which is available free to PA members and GPI subscribers only.
PA's Global Statistics
PA Global Statistics is a collection of statistics on overseas markets (including statistics on countries not yet covered by a market report) is continuing to extend its coverage. The statistics for each country is now on one sheet with links to the latest PA market report or PA Mini Market Profile or an external report.