physical music album cd sales statistics

Physical Music Album Sales Statistics

Year Physical Units Sold (Millions)  
2015 124.82
2014 135.2
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
  Country Album Sales Share Share of World Market Value
Share of total physical music sales
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%
Statistic & Data References
Sources: Nielsen SoundScan
Date research was conducted: June 24th, 2016