The monthly print periodicals market (including comics and magazine books/”mooks”) fell 4.5% compared with 2020, and weekly print periodicals fell 9.7%.
In contrast, digital magazine sales fell from 11 billion yen (US$96.64 million) to 9.9 billion yen (about US$86.98 million) from 2020 to 2021.
The publishing market as a whole grew 3.6% in 2021 to a total market value of 1.6742 trillion yen (about US$14.70 billion) thanks to rising digital revenues, though the print market shrank by 1.3%.
Within the monthly print periodicals market, regularly published magazines fell about 7%, while mooks fell about 14%.
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