Keyfigures

Date updated : 21/05/2013

Exports

Approximately 25% of French publishing sales over 5 years

2007-2011: from €632 to €636 million 

Francophone countries (2011 data): 72 % of the total

  • of which northern countries: 83 %
  • of which southern countries: 17 %

Other key figures (2011 data):

  • Belgium : 32.5 %
  • Switzerland : 14.4 %
  • Canada : 13.9 %
  • Germany : 4.7 %
  • Morocco : 3.2 %
  • Spain : 3.2 %
  • United States : 2.6 %
  • United Kingdom : 2.3 %
  • Italy : 2.3 %
  • Algeria : 2 %
  • ...

(Reference : Repères statistiques, Syndicat national de l’édition, Centrale de l’édition, Bureau international de l’édition française)

 

Foreign rights sales

The following data does not purport to be exhaustive, although its collection and processing over the course of 4 years has made it a reasonably true picture.

 

2007-2011 : from 7 584 to 9 904 contracts signed

NB:French is the second most translated language internationally, farbehind English.

Sales of rights per language, into:

  • Spanish : 4 676 contracts (of which 3 723 for Spain)
  • Italian : 3 908 contracts
  • Chinese : 3 530 contracts (of which 2 902 for China)
  • German : 3 337 contracts
  • English : 2 916 contracts (of which 1 292 for the US and 1 291 for the UK)
  • Portuguese : 2 581 contracts (of which 1 463 for Brazil)
  • Netherlands : 2 193 contracts (of which 1235 for Belgium
  • Russia : 1 573 contracts
  • Poland : 1 481 contracts
  • Turkey : 1 332 contracts
  • ...

Breakdown by genre:

  • Children’s / Youth books : 24 %
  • Fiction : 23 %
  • Cartoon strips : 18 %
  • Human and social sciences : 16 %
  • Essays and documents : 8 %

 

(Reference : Repères statistiques, Syndicat national de l’édition, Centrale de l’édition, Bureau international de l’édition française)