Population: 80,722,792 (July 2016 est.)
Official language: German
Currency: Euro (€)
Important ministries: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Official statistics office: Federal statistics office
Trade Association: Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.
(German Publishers & Booksellers Association)
Annual book fair: Frankfurt Book Fair
Translation programme: Goethe-Institute runs a grant programme for “Translation of German Books into Other Languages”.
VAT on books: Physical books 7% ebooks (19%)
Fixed book price system: Fixed price law set up in 2002, Germany announced it will be extended to ebooks in 2016.
Trade magazine: Weekly Boersenblatt