Printed periodicals in decline in Japan

September 14, 2009 § Leave a comment

The Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association (NSK) reports a slow decline of printed periodicals in Japan for 2008. See this quote for the most recent figures.
clipped from www.pressnet.or.jp

By type of publication, sales of books fell 2.7 percent to \458.1 billion and sales of magazines dropped 5.2 percent to \530.5 billion. Among magazines, sales of monthly publications fell 4.6 percent to \410.5 billion, while sales of weekly magazines dropped 7.1 percent to \120.1 billion. The rate of return of unsold copies was up 0.9 of a percentage point to 39.0 percent for books and up 0.3 of a percentage point to 36.9 percent for magazines.
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