Ukrainians spent $112 mln on books last year

Ukrainians spent $112 mln on books last year

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Ukrainians spent $112 million to buy books in 2016, showing an increase of 2-2.5 million dollars compared to 2015.

Oleksandr Afonin, the President of the Ukrainian Publishers and Booksellers Association announced this on Wednesday at the press conference of the organizers and participants in the 24th Lviv Publishers’ Forum, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Compared to 2015, the situation in the book market has not changed much in monetary terms. That's $110-112 million. The growth is 2-2.5 million dollars compared to 2015," Afonin said.

He added that, for example, Germans spent 9.2 billion euros on books in 2016.

Afonin said that Ukrainians mostly bought the children's books and pointed to the growing demand for nonfiction.

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