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Key facts

Population: 2.0m
Official Language: Latvian
Currency: Euro (€) since 2014
Important ministries: Ministry of Education and Science,Ministry of Culture
Official statistics office:
Central Bureau of Statistics
Trade association
: Latvijas Gramatizdeveju asociacija (Latvian Publishers Association),  Latvian Booksellers Association and the Latvian Book Guild (Latvijas Gramatnieku _ilde)
Translation programme: Latvian Writer’s Union) funds a grant programme for foreign publishers to translate literary works by Latvian authors
Annual book fair: International Latvian Book Fair  held in the Riga in February
VAT on books: Standard VAT (21%) Print books (12%) ebooks (21%)
Fixed book price system:  No 


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Book market statistics August 2017

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Book Industry in Latvia - presented by Renāte Punka (President, Latvian Publishers Association and MD, Janis Roze Publishers). PowerPoint for London Book Fair Market Focus 2018