Music Albums Sales Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: SoundScan, RIAA
Date Verified: 2.19.2014
Just how bad is the recorded music industry? The declining sales below show a bleak future for the record business. Foreign sales continue to sustain the shrinking US market.
Year Physical Units Sold (Millions)  
2013 206.4
2012 248.7
2011 295.5
2010 326.2
2009 373.9
2008 362.6
2007 450.5
2006 500.5
2005 598.9
2004 651.1
2003 635.8
2002 649.5
2001 712
2000 730
Music Albums sales and market value
The following table shows album sales and market value in the world in the 1995–2013.
  Country Album Sales Share Share of World Market Value
1
USA 37–40% 30–35%
2
Japan 9–12% 16–19%
3
UK 7–9% 6.4–9.1%
4
Germany 7–8% 5.3–6.4%
5
France 4.5–5.5% 5.4–6.3%
6
Canada 2.6–3.3% 1.9–2.8%
7
Australia 1.5–1.8% 1.5–2.0%
8
Brazil 2.0–3.8% 1.1–3.1%
9
Italy 1.7–2.0% 1.5–2.0%
10
Spain 1.7–2.3% 1.4–1.8%
11
Netherlands 1.2–1.8% 1.3–1.8%
12
Mexico 2.1–4.6% 0.8–1.8%
13
Belgium 0.7–0.8% 0.8–1.2%
14
Switzerland 0.75–0.9% 0.8–1.1%
15
Austria 0.5–0.7% 0.8–1.0%
17
Russia 2.0–2.9% 0.5–1.4%
18
Taiwan 0.9–1.6% 0.5–1.1%
19
Argentina 0.5–0.7% 0.5–1.0%
20
Denmark 0.45–0.65% 0.5–0.8%
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