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Key facts

Population: 80,722,792 (July 2016 est.)
Official language: German
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


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PA mini market profile Germany 2010
PA market report Germany 2006
Book Market Statistics August 2017