Education and Culture in Lithuania
(edition 2022)

The press

 

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Book, magazine and newspaper publishing
Annual circulation of publications

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Book, magazine and newspaper publishing by language
Annual circulation of publications, thous. copies

 

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Newspapers

Total

84,409

79,304

72,924

63,781

56,534

Lithuanian

75,945

71,313

65,213

56,671

50,962

Lithuanian language (originals)

...

...

...

x

x

Lithuanian language (translations)

...

...

...

x

x

English

-

-

-

-

-

Polish

909

925

902

592

570

Russian

7,555

7,066

6,341

5,971

4,441

Other languages

-

-

468

547

561

Magazines

Total

46,399

42,746

42,201

38,757

37,822

Lithuanian

45,836

41,620

40,747

37,676

36,896

Lithuanian language (originals)

...

...

...

x

x

Lithuanian language (translations)

...

...

...

x

x

English

119

251

274

54

7

Polish

82

183

60

25

34

Russian

5

4

4

2

1

Other languages

357

688

1,116

1,000

884

Books and brochures

Total

4,581.1

4,723.4

4,803.8

4,825.8

5,149

Lithuanian

4,448.6

4,611.5

4,601.9

4,696.1

5,037

Lithuanian language (originals)

2,303.3

2,621.5

2,321.7

2,272.9

2,090

Lithuanian language (translations)

2,145.3

1,990.0

2,280.2

2,423.2

2,947

English

48.6

58.8

90.5

53.1

46.7

Polish

10.7

11.3

10.7

11.5

15.5

Russian

27.5

19.3

24.2

31.2

28.5

Other languages

45.7

22.5

76.5

33.9

21.5

… Data not available, although the phenomenon existed.

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Fiction of the nations of the world is usually translated and published in Lithuanian. In 2021, our readers welcomed and were delighted by literature translated from the following rare world languages: one book each from Angola, Armenia, Brazil, Koratia and 7 other countries.

 

Fiction of the world’s nations¹

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Number of books

Circulation, mill. copies

Number of books

Circulation, mill. copies

Number of books

Circulation, mill. copies

Number of books

Circulation, mill. copies

Number of books

Circulation, mill. copies

Total

1,296

2,228.2

1,233

2,074.1

1,418

2,207.8

1,483

2,511.0

1,801

3,132.2

Algerian literature

1

1.5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ancient Greek literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

1.0

1

0,5

Arabic literature

-

-

-

-

1

2.0

-

-

8

5.6

Argentinian literature

2

2.2

2

3.0

1

1.5

1

1.0

6

8.2

Armenian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0.5

1

0.5

Australian literature

24

63.1

23

56.2

26

55.8

14

33.1

23

54.2

Austrian literature

2

3.5

5

11.2

3

6.1

5

10.8

4

7.1

Azerbaijani literature

2

0.8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Belarusian literature

13

6.0

1

0.2

27

32.8

5

8.6

2

1.5

Belgian literature

1

1.0

2

6.0

1

1.5

1

0.0

2

3.0

Brazilian literature

2

3.7

1

2.0

3

8.5

2

4.5

1

2.0

Bulgarian literature

-

-

-

-

1

0.1

-

-

-

-

Canadian literature

9

19.0

10

23.9

14

30.1

11

28.1

14

29.4

Catalan literature

2

3.0

2

4.0

2

4.0

2

4.0

3

5.5

Chilean literature

1

1.5

2

5.5

-

-

3

5.6

3

3.5

Chinese literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

3.0

-

-

Columbian literature

5

11.5

1

2.0

1

1.8

1

1.0

-

-

Congo literature

1

1.2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Croatian literature

-

-

1

1.5

1

1.0

2

4.2

1

1.0

Czech literature

3

4.5

2

2.8

2

1.2

7

12.5

4

10.5

Danish literature

9

18.6

4

8.0

2

2.7

8

17.4

7

15.3

Dutch literature

8

19.2

10

25.4

9

21.5

9

20.4

5

9.8

English literature

146

342.8

156

342.4

190

419.8

211

468.0

248

600.2

Estonian literature

4

1.9

2

1.3

1

0.3

6

6.1

4

6.2

Finnish literature

12

21.3

7

13.7

5

6.7

7

13.1

14

29.3

Flemish literature

1

1.0

-

-

-

-

1

0.2

-

-

French literature

36

86.9

34

77.3

37

78.7

37

85.5

52

100.2

German literature

30

56.7

27

60.7

22

45.1

33

70.1

52

115.4

Greek literature

1

1.5

1

1.5

2

1.9

3

3.5

2

2.4

Hebrew literature

2

2.7

4

6.0

4

4.9

-

-

3

8.5

Hungarian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1.0

-

-

Icelandic literature

2

2.0

-

-

3

3.5

1

3.0

6

12.3

Yiddish literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

1.1

6

3.0

Indian literature

-

-

1

1.8

-

-

-

-

-

-

Indonesian literature

-

-

-

-

1

1.5

-

-

-

-

Irish literature

8

20.1

11

23.0

15

39.7

18

43.4

21

53.2

Italian literature

16

33.3

14

29.2

17

32.1

26

59.1

21

47,5

Japanese literature

2

8.0

1

4.5

4

8.5

2

8.0

9

27.4

Kazakh literature

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

Korean literature

1

1.5

-

-

2

4.3

2

3.3

2

2.2

Latin literature

-

-

-

-

1

0.5

1

0.5

1

1.2

Latvian literature

2

1.3

6

9.0

3

6.3

3

4.5

8

8.5

Lithuanian literature

586

774.0

606

752.8

665

757.1

670

853.4

784

935.5

Malaysian literature

-

-

1

2.5

-

-

1

2.0

1

1.8

Mexican literature

-

-

1

2.0

1

3.8

1

2.0

2

2.0

New Zealand literature

1

2.2

2

4.0

3

14.0

4

29.7

3

20

Nigerian literature

-

-

-

-

2

3.5

-

-

1

1.8

Norwegian literature

13

31.9

13

25.0

11

26.7

11

28.5

32

74.9

Persian literature

1

2.0

1

0.4

1

1.7

1

0.4

-

-

Peruvian literature

1

1.5

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1.7

Polish literature

15

16.8

17

25.6

29

30.5

38

53.86

34

30.8

Portuguese literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

2.7

4

4.7

Romani literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Romanian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Russian literature

33

24.1

29

24.0

57

27.6

57

41.1

39

25.7

Sakartvelian literature

-

-

2

-

1

1.0

1

0.5

-

-

Sanskrit literature

1

0.2

-

-

1

3.0

-

-

-

-

Scottish literature

4

8.0

1

2.2

6

9.2

5

10.1

5

7.7

Serbian literature

2

1.5

-

-

-

-

2

3.0

1

1.5

Slovak literature

-

-

1

2.0

1

0.2

1

2.0

-

-

Slovenian literature

-

-

4

8.0

1

1.0

-

-

2

2.8

South African literature

3

5.9

3

6.6

4

8.8

4

7.4

2

4.3

Spanish literature

3

6.3

7

13.5

7

11.8

8

21.0

11

26.1

Swedish literature

29

58.9

16

32.5

23

44.8

27

43.6

38

69.2

Swiss Literature

3

4.8

1

1.5

4

3.8

2

4.6

3

7.9

Turkish literature

4

8.2

1

2.5

-

-

2

5.5

1

2.5

Ukrainian literature

1

1.5

1

2.0

1

1.0

2

3.0

4

5.4

USA literature

218

471.1

172

371.8

163

355.1

179

384.4

263

652.1

Uzbek literature

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Venezuelan literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1.8

-

-

Literature of various countries

29

68.0

24

73.1

35

78.8

34

84.4

33

76.7

¹ Including fiction for children.

- Category not applicable.