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Amazon Dominates Book Sales Almost Everywhere

This article is published in collaboration with Statista

by Anna Fleck

Book stores have been in trouble in past years with the steady rise of Amazon, as they’ve struggled to keep up with business rates, and in many cases, have been forced to close down.

This is reflected in the latest collection of data from Statista’s Global Consumer Survey (GCS), which shows how the ecommerce giant is dominating the book trade far and wide. As our chart shows, Brits are particularly fond of using the service to order their books, with 71 percent of readers saying they had bought a book from Amazon in the past 12 months.

The U.S. isn’t far behind, with 67 percent of book buyers using the service, followed by Italy with 66 percent and Germany 62 percent. According to the GCS, competitors that also do well in Europe include Thalia in Austria, as well as Ex Libris in Switzerland.

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