Culture and the Media

Public libraries 1)

  Unit 1990 2000 2010 2016 2017
Libraries No. 1 151 936 843 744 737
Mobile libraries No. 232 201 154 137 134
Materials Million 37,2 40,9 39,7 35,6 35,2
Loans Million 85,7 102,2 96,2 87,4 85,2
Borrowers Million 2,2 2,4 2,1 2,0 1,9
Library visits Million 49,3 64,0 52,6 49,0 50,1

1) Excl. Åland

Source: Ministry of Education and Culture

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Updated: 10.4.2018

Books published in Finland

  1970 1) 1980 1990 2000 2010 2014 2015 2016
Total of books published 3 351 6 511 10 153 11 764 12 017 10 352 9 865 9 884
Finnish and Swedish books
   Non-fiction 1 972 4 276 6 352 6 619 5 904 4 637 4 283 4 320
   Fiction 309 453 758 863 1 705 1 753 1 716 1 859
Translations
   Into Finnish 822 959 1 562 2 106 2 432 1 888 1 789 1 786
   Into Swedish 27 56 111 88 112 98 71 99

1) Books printed in Finland, excl. pamphlets

Source: The National Library of Finland

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Updated: 8.12.2017

Cinemas, museums and theatres

  2000 2010 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cinema halls 343 289 282 294 311 312
   Seats, 1 000 60 50 49 51 48 47
   Premieres 176 186 200 197 202 207
   Visits per inhabitant 1,37 1,41 1,41 1,33 1,59 1,58
Museums 1) 155 158 154 152 150 154
   Exhibitions 1 289 1 134 1 132 1 146 1 089 1 024
   Admissions, 1 000 4 881 4 869 5 439 5 445 5 605 6 687
Theatres 2) 60 59 59 59 59 59
   Performances 13 837 12 833 12 889 12 639 12 511 12 075
   Tickets sold, 1 000 2 647 2 590 2 333 2 252 2 364 2 246

1)  Museums with full-time personnel, excl. Åland

2)  Theatres receiving statutory State subsidy, incl. Finnish National Theatre and Finnish National Opera

Sources: Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Heritage Agency

Theatre Info Finland

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Updated: 8.12.2017

Shares of use by media, 2016

  Age
  15–24 25–44 45–59 60–69 Total  
  min per day         %
Print media, total 48 45 62 95 61 13
  Magazines 6 7 11 17 10 2
  Newspapers 1) 12 12 24 44 22 5
  Free papers 6 7 7 8 7 2
  Books 24 19 20 26 22 5
Electronic media, total 395 416 386 365 394 87
  Television  61 101 140 144 114 25
  Radio 34 71 92 113 80 18
  Internet 2) 300 244 154 108 200 44
Total 443 461 448 460 455 100

1) Incl. subscribed and paid for newspapers

2) Incl. all Internet use

Source: Kantar TNS Oy

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Updated: 3.7.2018

 

Main topic: Culture and the Media

Last updated 31 Aug 2018