Brazil’s Publishing Sector Turnover Has Decreased 25 Percent in 12 Years

In 2015 recession reversed the growth of previous years. But even when the economy was growing, in the years 2009 and 2010, book sales failed to benefit the industry.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A series of surveys carried out by the Economic Research Foundation Institute (Fipe) between 2006 and 2018, show that sales in the Brazilian publishing sector decreased 25 percent in that period. The data include sales to the general market and also by the government (textbooks).

The study, commissioned by the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the National Union of Book Publishers (SNEL), shows that there was an increase in the number of books sold between 2006 and 2014, but after the onset of the economic recession, there was a sharp decline . . .

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