Population

38.2 million (2017) of which 5.75 are in the Kurdistan region 

Official language

Arabic and Kurdish 

Currency

Iraqi dinar (ع.د) 

Trade Associations

Union of Iraqi Publishers c/o Ministry of Culture
Kurdistan Publishers Association
Union of Kurdish Writers Duhok 

Annual Book Fairs

Erbil International Book Fair is held over 10 days in April.
Baghdad International Book Fair is held over 12 days in February. 

Translation Programmes

VAT on Books

No

Fixed Book Price System

No

Statistics

Mini market report Kurdistan Region of Iraq (PA, December 2017) [link to download/view] 

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: iraq@britishcouncil.org
Tel: 00964(0)7901911971 

Department for International Trade
Email: baghdad.commercial@fco.gov.uk

Publishers
Directory of Iraqi Publishers (Erbil International Book Fair) 

Book Distributors
Directory of Iraqi Distributors (Dar Al Shorouk)