Education, Culture and Sports in Lithuania
(edition 2020)

The press

 

Photo by John-Mark Smith

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

 

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Newspapers

Total

97,650

93,162

84,409

79,304

72,924

Lithuanian

89,032

84,787

75,945

71,313

65,213

Lithuanian (originals)

Lithuanian (translations)

Russian

7,706

7,463

7,555

7,066

6,341

Polish

912

912

909

925

902

English

-

-

-

-

Other languages

-

-

-

468

Magazines

Total

52,461

50,080

46,399

42,746

42,201

Lithuanian

51,853

49,580

45,836

41,620

40,747

Lithuanian (originals)

Lithuanian (translations)

Russian

11

6

5

4

4

Polish

59

58

82

183

60

English

154

180

119

251

274

Other languages

384

256

357

688

1,116

Books and brochures

Total

4,279,7

4,577,1

4,581,1

4,723,4

4,803,8

Lithuanian

4,132,2

4,475,6

4,448,6

4,611,5

4,601,9

Lithuanian (originals)

2,168,6

2,304,2

2,303,3

2,621,5

2,321,7

Lithuanian (translations)

1,963,6

2,171,4

2,145,3

1,990,0

2,280,2

Russian

27,5

23,7

27,5

19,3

24,2

Polish

13,8

15,4

10,7

11,3

10,7

English

55,9

36,3

48,6

58,8

90,5

Other languages

50,3

26,1

45,7

22,5

76,5

… Data not available, although the phenomenon existed.

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

 

Fiction of the world’s nations most often is translated and published in the Lithuanian language, however, even one of the smallest ethnic minorities in Lithuania, the Roma people, would find what to read in its own language: in 2014, a book from Latvian and a book from Macedonian literature were translated into the Romani language.

 

Fiction of the world’s nations¹

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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

1,337

2,045.1

1,336

2,287.4

1,296

2,228.2

1,233

2,074.1

1,418

2,207.8

Algerian literature

-

-

-

-

1

1.5

-

-

-

-

Ancient Greek literature

1

1.5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Arabic literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

2.0

Argentinian literature

-

-

2

4.0

2

2.2

2

3.0

1

1.5

Australian literature

20

46.8

22

63.4

24

63.1

23

56.2

26

55.8

Austrian literature

4

5.0

-

-

2

3.5

5

11.2

3

6.1

Azerbaijani literature

-

-

-

-

2

0.8

-

-

-

-

Basque literature

1

1.1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Belarusian literature

-

-

3

5.1

13

6.0

1

0.2

27

32.8

Belgian literature

3

4.2

-

-

1

1.0

2

6.0

1

1.5

Brazilian literature

2

7.0

4

12.0

2

3.7

1

2.0

3

8.5

Bulgarian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0.1

Canadian literature

8

15.9

15

32.0

9

19.0

10

23.9

14

30.1

Catalan literature

-

-

1

2.5

2

3.0

2

4.0

2

4.0

Chilean literature

-

-

2

8.2

1

1.5

2

5.5

-

-

Chinese literature

-

-

1

1.0

-

-

-

-

-

-

Columbian literature

-

-

2

3.5

5

11.5

1

2.0

1

1.8

Croatian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1.5

1

1.0

Cuban literature

-

-

1

1.5

-

-

-

-

-

-

Czech literature

1

2.0

2

2.8

3

4.5

2

2.8

2

1.2

Danish literature

4

8.0

2

4.5

9

18.6

4

8.0

2

2.7

Dutch literature

10

19.9

7

18.0

8

19.2

10

25.4

9

21.5

English literature

129

273.5

162

346.0

146

342.8

156

342.4

190

419.8

Estonian literature

1

1.5

2

2.5

4

1.9

2

1.3

1

0.3

Finnish literature

8

14.0

9

15.2

12

21.3

7

13.7

5

6.7

Flemish literature

-

-

-

-

1

1.0

-

-

-

-

French literature

34

61.6

37

71.3

36

86.9

34

77.3

37

78.7

German literature

27

61.2

35

60.9

30

56.7

27

60.7

22

45.1

Greek literature

-

-

-

-

1

1.5

1

1.5

2

1.9

Hebrew literature

-

-

1

1.2

2

2.7

4

6.0

4

4.9

Hungarian literature

1

1.2

1

1.3

-

-

-

-

-

-

Icelandic literature

3

5.8

2

1.6

2

2.0

-

-

3

3.5

Yiddish literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Indian literature

1

1.8

1

2.0

-

-

1

1.8

-

-

Indonesian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1.5

Irish literature

6

11.1

7

15.9

8

20.1

11

23.0

15

39.7

Italian literature

18

36.2

16

33.3

16

33.3

14

29.2

17

32.1

Japanese literature

6

20.5

6

15.5

2

8.0

1

4.5

4

8.5

Karaite literature

1

0.3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Kazakh literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

Korean literature

-

-

1

1.0

1

1.5

-

-

2

4.3

Latin literature

-

-

3

2.2

-

-

-

-

1

0.5

Latvian literature

2

2.5

5

6.2

2

1.3

6

9.0

3

6.3

Literature of the Democratic Republic of Congo

-

-

-

-

1

1.2

-

-

-

-

Lithuanian literature

667

750.1

609

789.1

586

774.0

606

752.8

665

757.1

Macedonian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Malaysian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

2.5

-

-

Mexican literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

2.0

1

3.8

New Zealand literature

1

2.2

1

2.2

1

2.2

2

4.0

3

14.0

Nigerian literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

3.5

Norwegian literature

11

42.8

11

34.5

13

31.9

13

25.0

11

26.7

Paraguayan literature

-

-

1

0.8

-

-

-

-

-

-

Persian literature

-

-

1

0.5

1

2.0

1

0.4

1

1.7

Peruvian literature

-

-

1

1.5

1

1.5

-

-

-

-

Polish literature

15

15.2

9

9.7

15

16.8

17

25.6

29

30.5

Portuguese literature

1

1.7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Romani literature

-

-

1

0.2

-

-

-

-

-

-

Romanian literature

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Russian literature

45

40.1

28

35.1

33

24.1

29

24.0

57

27.6

Sakartvelian literature

1

1.0

3

4.0

-

-

2

-

1

1.0

Sanskrit literature

-

-

-

-

1

0.2

-

-

1

3.0

Scottish literature

3

6.0

5

10.3

4

8.0

1

2.2

6

9.2

Serbian literature

-

-

-

-

2

1.5

-

-

-

-

Slovak literature

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

2.0

1

0.2

Slovenian literature

2

6.0

1

3.0

-

-

4

8.0

1

1.0

South African literature

1

1.5

4

8.1

3

5.9

3

6.6

4

8.8

Spanish literature

8

13.0

7

12.9

3

6.3

7

13.5

7

11.8

Swedish literature

19

35.4

28

64.1

29

58.9

16

32.5

23

44.8

Swiss Literature

2

3.2

1

0.8

3

4.8

1

1.5

4

3.8

Turkish literature

1

4.0

2

5.5

4

8.2

1

2.5

-

-

Ukrainian literature

3

1.7

3

2.8

1

1.5

1

2.0

1

1.0

USA literature

238

466.7

221

461.6

218

471.1

172

371.8

163

355.1

Uzbek literature

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

Literature of different countries

28

51.9

46

106.1

29

68.0

24

73.1

35

78.8

¹ Including fiction for children.

- Category not applicable.