The six largest book markets globally

At global level, however, the industry is still dominated by just six countries. In 2014, the
USA was the largest book market in the world, followed by China, Germany, Japan, France and the UK. Together, they account for almost two thirds of global value created by
publishers. Interestingly, China has now become the world’s second largest market overtaking Germany and Japan, which had been competing for this position for decades (see Figure 1).