Population

5.51 million (2017) 

Official language

Finnish and Swedish 

Currency

Euro () 

Important Ministries

Ministry of Education and Culture 

Official Statistics Office

Statistics Finland 

Annual Book Fairs

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

Translation Programmes

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

Contact: johanna.pitkanen@finlit.fi  

VAT on Books

10% for books and 24% on eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System

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] 

 

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  

Publishers
Directory of Finnish Publishers (Finnish Book Publishers Association) 

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. 

Book Distributors