Book Research Quarterly

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 12–29 | Cite as

The UNESCO book production statistics

  • Gretchen Whitney
Third World Issues


UNESCO’SStatistical Yearbook annually provides figures for the production of books in English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian. A detailed analysis of these data show that the lack of responses to questionnaires is the primary contributor to gaps in the statistics. If nonresponding countries had provided the requested information, the statistics would have shown increasing production of books in these languages. The 1987 questionnaire is reproduced in the Appendix.


Statistical Yearbook National Commission Book Publishing National Language Library School 
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© Springer 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gretchen Whitney
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  1. 1.The University of Arizona Graduate Library SchoolTucson

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