Statistics of The Finnish Book Publishers Association are based on the information collected from its member publishers. Figures of the statistics relates sales from publisers to retail. VAT and retail fee are not included in these figures. The VAT of printed books is currently 10 % and for ebooks 24 %.
The yearly figures are published in April/May of the following year.
Quarterly Statistics data is collected directly from logistic parties and partly from publishers four times a year. Information comes from different source than in Yearly Statistics rendering the data in these two statistics incomparable. Quarterly Statistics is cumulative and includes all the sales from the beginning of year. Quarterly Statistics shows market development trend in different literature genres and distribution channels.