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Physical Music Album Sales Statistics

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Year Physical Units Sold (Millions)  
2016 84.45
2015 100.3
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
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  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%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Nielsen SoundScan
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: May 12, 2017

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