Latvian publishing statistics are collected based on the Cabinet of Ministers regulation and Section 4 of the Statistics Law, thus ensuring that goals of the national Official statistics programme are met.
Collections include the data on annual publishing output but may also include the data on books published the previous year if the legal deposit copies of those have been received during the statistical year, which begins on 15 January.
Collections "Publishing Statistics of Latvia" (formerly "Press of Latvia")
Starting from 2009, the collections are available electronically.
Collections in English (2018–)
Latvijas izdevējdarbības statistika 2017 (PDF)
Latvijas izdevējdarbības statistika 2016 (PDF)
Latvijas izdevējdarbības statistika 2015 (PDF)
Latvijas izdevējdarbības statistika 2014 (PDF)
Latvijas izdevējdarbības statistika 2013 (PDF)
Latvijas Prese 2012 (PDF)
Latvijas Prese 2011 (PDF)
Latvijas Prese 2010 (PDF)
Latvijas Prese 2009 (PDF)
Collections from 1989 to 2008 are available in reading rooms of the NLL.
Dataset for research on publishing in Latvia
Broad information on publications in non-aggregate form (does not include the data on print runs):
1991-2019 (XLSX, 52 MB)
Official statistics data on publishing in Latvia
Basic data on the number of books and periodicals, their print runs in aggregate form:
Comparative data on publishing in Latvia (time series 1990-2017) are available on homepage of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia:
Production of books and brochures, magazines and newspapers
Production of books and brochures by field of literature
Production of books and brochures by language
Collection Management Department
National Library of Latvia
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