How many pure math papers are published a year? I vaguely remember seeing a figure of 10,000 but that might be old, and I may be wrong.
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The first graph gives the total number of math papers per year. The second graph breaks it down per subject area (so you can distinguish "pure" from less pure). I would say that about 20% is "pure math", so some 30.000 papers per year. The number 10.000 you mention was the annual count twenty years ago.