NB! In the year 2020 statistics of newspapers and periodicals are published exceptionally in October. Book statistics will be delayed due to 2021 because of the exceptional circumstances.

Statistics of Finnish printed publications and recordings are based on legal deposit copies received. The statistics are also published for the cultural and mass communication statistics of Statistics Finland and for UNESCO's Statistical Yearbook.

Statistics of the previous year's books, newspapers and periodicals are published on September. Statistics of other publications are published in the beginning of the year.