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Book publishing and Press 2021

Published at: 19.01.2023 - 13:45

The National Statistical Institute has the pleasure of presenting users of statistical information with its new electronic publication, Book publishing and Press 2021.
The publication contains statistical information on the development of publishing activity in Bulgaria by main indicators for 2021.

Data by some indicators, such as: titles; circulation; average circulation of books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines and bulletins for the period 1960 - 2021, are also included. The publication includes methodology notes and a brief analysis.

The data are classified into three sections: ‘Book publishing’, ‘Continuing publications’ and ‘Diagrams’.

A. Book publishing
I. Books and pamphlets
II. Electronic publication. 

B. Continuing publications
I. Newspapers, magazines and bulletins
II. Periodical collections
III. Other continuing publications (including reports, annuals and directories) 

C. Diagrams
1. Issued newspapers by districts in 2021 

The source of the data is the ‘St. St. Cyril and Methodius’ National Library.

The first section, Book publishing, contains information on published books and non-periodical publications - pamphlets and electronic publications. The data are published by decimal classification (national version) - number, circulation and their first editions, purpose, original and translated literature, type of publishers - public and private, language of publication and fields. Since 2010, the distribution of books and pamphlets by literary groups has been abolished, and publications by volume (publishing, printing and circulation) and price are not included.

Information for electronic publications has been published since 2001 by decimal classification, publishing houses and place of publication.

The second section, Continuing Publications, presents continuing publications - newspapers, magazines, newsletters, periodicals, and other continuing publications (includes reports, reports, reference works) by decimal classification, year of establishment, periodicity, fields, titles, and circulation.

In the third section, Diagrams,  the newspapers published and their respective circulations for 2021 are presented graphically by district.

The publication is available to users on the NSI website and can be purchased electronically (on CD).

EUR 15 for a CD.
Price includes VAT.

The issue could be ordered at the following address:
National Statistical Institute
Publications, Library and Digital Products Department
2, Panayot Volov St.
1038 Sofia,
e-mail: [email protected]

Purchase by bank transfer:
NSI Bank Account
Bulgarian National Bank
Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square, Sofia
IBAN BG84 BNBG 9661 3000 1190 01

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