Population

5.531 million (2020)

Official language

Finnish and Swedish

Currency

Euro (€)

Capital

Helsinki

Time Zone

UTC+2 (EET); Summer UTC+3 (EEST)

Dialling Code

+358

Area (sq. miles)

130,678

GDP

$257 bn (PPP)

Important Ministries

Ministry of Education and Culture 

VAT on Books

10% for books and 24% on eBooks 

Fixed Book Price Systems

No

Statistics

Annual Statistics (Finnish Book Publishers Association, 2017, more statistics can be found here) 

Book market statistics (PA 2017) [link to download/view] 

Finland’s report to Federation of European Publishers (2017) [link to download/view] 

Annual Book Fairs

Helsinki Book Fair is held in October for four days in October. 

Translations Programmes

The FILI translation grants programme promotes the translation and publication of literature from Finland abroad.

Contact: johanna.pitkanen@finlit.fi  

Useful Contacts

British Council

Email: info@britishcouncil.fi 

Department for International Trade

Email: commercial.helsinki@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +358 (0)9 2286 5270

Johanna SavolainenDirector DITHelsinki
Email:
johanna.savolainen@mobile.trade.gov.uk  

Booksellers
  • Suomalainen Kirjakauppa is a leading bookshop chain. 
  • Booky Group includes the booky.fi online retailer, as well as Suomen Kirjastopalvelu Oy, Porvoon Kirjakeskus Oy and Ostinato Oy. 
  • Adlibris is an online Nordic book retailer. 
Publishers

Directory of Finnish Publishers (Finnish Book Publishers Association)