The line graph below illustrate how much money people in Germany, France, Italy and Austria spent on books from 1995 to 2005.
Overall, it can be seen that there was an increase in the amount of money spent on books in all different four countries examined, with Austria witnessing the most dramatic rise in the latter half of the period, while Germany had a highest figure throughout the period.
The number of money spent on books in Germany started at 80 million, after which it experienced a dramatic rise to 90 million in 1999 and reach a peak of over 90 million in 2005. Similar changes can be seen in the figure for Italy fluctuated in the range from 50 to 55 from 1995 to 1999, followed by a progressive growth to north of 60 million in final year.
30 million people spent on books in Austria in 1995, with a significant rise to 40 million and a final increase sharply to over 70 million. The figure for France started at about 55 million dollars, followed by a subsequent growth to 70 million dollars in 2001 and peak at over 70 million dollars in the final year.