List of largest recorded music markets

The world's largest recorded music markets are listed annually by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The ranking is based on retail value (rather than units) each market generates respectively per year; retail value generated by each market varies from year to year. As all financial data is given in US dollars annual rates of change for all countries other than the United States are heavily influenced by exchange rate fluctuations as well as by actual changes in revenue in local currency terms.

Top 10 largest recorded music markets as of 2020

It is important to note that the information presented in this page only accounts for revenue generated from the recorded music industry (recorded music and auxiliary revenues generated by these recordings), and is not reflective of the entirety of the music industry including sectors such as publishing, live music, etc.

The United States has remained the biggest market for recorded music in IFPI history, except in 2010 when Japan topped the list. The largest Asian music market, Japan has always stayed within the top two. The other largest music markets by region include the United Kingdom in Europe, Australia in Oceania, and Brazil in South America.

IFPI annual dataEdit

2020Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital/streaming)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
Streaming Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2 Japan n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
3 United Kingdom n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
4 Germany n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5 France n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
6 South Korea n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
7 China n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
8 Canada n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
9 Australia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10 Netherlands n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Global total 21,600 13,400 4,200 1,200 2,300 400

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Global Music Report 2021.[1]

2019Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital/streaming)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
Streaming Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2 Japan n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
3 United Kingdom n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
4 Germany n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5 France n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
6 South Korea n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
7 China n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
8 Canada n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
9 Australia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10 Brazil n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Global total 20,200 11,400 4,400 1,500 2,600 500

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Global music report 2020.[2][3]

2018Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital/streaming)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
Streaming Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2 Japan n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
3 United Kingdom n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
4 Germany n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5 France n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
6 South Korea n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
7 China n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
8 Australia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
9 Canada n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10 Brazil n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Global total 19,100 8,900 4,700 2,300 2,700 400

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Global music report 2019.[4]

2017Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States 5,916.1 15% 75% 7% 3%
2 Japan 2,727.5 72% 21% 5% 1%
3 Germany 1,323.1 43% 36% 20% 1%
4 United Kingdom 1,310.7 30% 50% 18% 2%
5 France 925.1 36% 34% 27% 3%
6 South Korea 494.4 37% 59% 4% 0%
7 Canada 437.2 21% 65% 14% 1%
8 Australia 412.9 19% 68% 11% 2%
9 Brazil 295.8 5% 60% 34% 0%
10 China 292.3 3% 90% 7% 0%
11 Netherlands 269.5 22% 50% 27% 0%
12 Italy 247.9 39% 36% 22% 3%
13 Spain 205.8 26% 49% 24% 2%
14 Sweden 199.5 10% 72% 17% 1%
15 Norway 139.0 9% 71% 19% 1%
16 Denmark 137.9 7% 56% 36% 1%
17 Switzerland 137.8 27% 52% 21% 0%
18 Mexico 137.0 15% 79% 4% 1%
19 India 130.7 7% 78% 9% 6%
20 Argentina 130.0 8% 31% 60% 1%
Global total 17,270 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Global music report 2018.[5]

2016Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States 5,318.2 18% 70% 8% 4%
2 Japan 2,745.9 73% 20% 6% 1%
3 United Kingdom 1,251.1 32% 47% 19% 2%
4 Germany 1,212.0 52% 32% 16% 1%
5 France 849.5 38% 30% 29% 3%
6 Canada 367.9 27% 63% 9% 0%
7 Australia 357.2 23% 64% 11% 2%
8 South Korea 330.1 35% 59% 5% 0%
9 Italy 263.7 41% 34% 22% 3%
10 Netherlands 243.3 28% 43% 29% 1%
11 Brazil 229.8 14% 49% 37% 0%
12 China 202.2 4% 96% 0% 0%
13 Sweden 192.4 12% 70% 18% 0%
14 Spain 190.8 27% 46% 26% 1%
15 Mexico 133.5 24% 66% 4% 6%
16 Switzerland 117.7 34% 45% 21% 0%
17 Belgium 117.1 37% 30% 33% 0%
18 Norway 114.1 12% 66% 22% 0%
19 India 111.6 11% 65% 9% 15%
20 Argentina 111.4 16% 24% 59% 0%
Global total 15,700 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Grobal music report 2017.[6]

2015Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
% Change Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States 4,997.3 1.0% 23% 66% 7% 4%
2 Japan 2,446.7 3.0% 75% 18% 6% 1%
3 United Kingdom 1,354.0 0.6% 35% 44% 19% 2%
4 Germany 1,309.9 –0.3% 60% 25% 14% 1%
5 France 809.1 –2.2% 42% 25% 29% 4%
6 Australia 342.8 6.1% 29% 57% 12% 2%
7 Canada 335.8 8.3% 35% 52% 11% 2%
8 South Korea 281.3 12.4% 31% 62% 7% 0%
9 Italy 265.5 25.1% 44% 31% 22% 3%
10 Brazil 247.0 –1.8% 25% 38% 37% 0%
11 Netherlands 222.6 10.6% 32% 36% 31% 1%
12 Sweden 181.9 7.6% 12% 68% 19% 1%
13 Spain 179.2 10.0% 37% 38% 24% 1%
14 China 169.7 63.8% 10% 89% 0% 1%
15 Argentina 141.6 34.8% 21% 20% 58% 1%
16 Mexico 126.4 14.4% 34% 60% 5% 1%
17 Belgium 116.1 7.5% 41% 25% 34% 0%
18 Switzerland 114.3 7.5% 42% 37% 32% 0%
19 Austria 106.0 –3.0% 56% 21% 23% 1%
20 Norway 105.9 2.6 % 13 % 64% 23% 0%
Global total 14,800 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Grobal music report 2016.[7]

2014Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital/streaming)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
% Change Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States 4,898.3 2.1% 26% 71% 0% 4%
2 Japan 2,627.9 –5.5% 78% 17% 3% 1%
3 Germany 1,404.8 1.9% 70% 22% 7% 1%
4 United Kingdom 1,334.6 –2.8% 41% 45% 12% 2%
5 France 842.8 –3.4% 57% 27% 13% 3%
6 Australia 376.1 –6.8% 32% 56% 9% 2%
7 Canada 342.5 –11.3% 38% 53% 6% 2%
8 South Korea 265.8 19.2% 38% 58% 3% 1%
9 Brazil 246.5 2.0% 41% 37% 21% 1%
10 Italy 235.2 –4.1% 51% 33% 13% 3%
11 Netherlands 204.8 2.1% 45% 38% 16% 1%
12 Sweden 189.4 1.3% 15% 73% 10% 2%
13 Spain 181.1 15.2% 47% 35% 17% 1%
14 Mexico 130.3 –1.4% 41% 53% 4% 2%
15 Norway 119.9 0.1% 14% 72% 12% 2%
16 Austria 114.9 –2.7% 65% 22% 13% 1%
17 Belgium 111.2 –5.8% 49% 28% 22% 0%
18 Switzerland 108.2 –8.1% 52% 38% 9% 0%
19 China 105.2 5.6% 12% 87% 0% 1%
20 India 100.2 –10.1% 31% 58% 8% 3%
Global total 14,966 -0.4% 46% 46% 6% 2%

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2014 annual report.[8]

2013Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital/streaming)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
% Change Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States 4,473.5 0.8% 30% 60% 6% 4%
2 Japan 3,012.0 –16.7% 80% 16% 3% 1%
3 Germany 1,365.1 1.1% 73% 21% 6% 1%
4 United Kingdom 1,303.5 2.2% 44% 44% 10% 1%
5 France 956.2 1.3% 64% 23% 12% 2%
6 Australia 430.8 –8.4% 37% 54% 7% 2%
7 Canada 424.1 –2.5% 41% 50% 7% 2%
8 Italy 238.8 8.3% 56% 27% 15% 3%
9 Brazil 227.9 –1.7% 54% 34% 12% 1%
10 South Korea 211.3 9.7% 46% 51% 2% 0%
11 Netherlands 205.6 0.1% 49% 35% 15 1%
12 Sweden 194.2 5.7% 21% 70% 8% 1%
13 Spain 150.7 –12.4% 48% 30% 22% 1%
14 Mexico 135.4 –4.4% 50% 47% 2% 1%
15 Norway 120.0 2.4% 21% 67% 11% 1%
16 Austria 119.7 –1.5% 65% 22% 13% 1%
17 Switzerland 115.6 –10.9% 56% 37% 8% 0%
18 Belgium 114.1 –9.6% 54% 27% 19% 1%
19 India 113.3 –15.9% 31% 60% 7% 2%
20 Denmark 95.0 4.7% 30% 55% 15% 0%
Global total 15,029.5 -3.9% 51% 39% 7% 2%

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2013 annual report.[9]

2012Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital/streaming)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
% Change Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States 4,481.8 –0.5% 34% 58% 4% 4%
2 Japan 4,422.0 4% 80% 17% 2% 1%
3 United Kingdom 1,325.8 –6.1% 49% 39% 10% 2%
4 Germany 1,297.9 –4.6% 75% 19% 5% 1%
5 France 907.6 –2.9% 64% 23% 11% 2%
6 Australia 507.4 6.8% 45% 47% 6% 2%
7 Canada 453.5 5.8% 48% 43% 7% 2%
8 Brazil 257.2 8.9% 62% 27% 9% 2%
9 Italy 217.5 –1.8% 62% 27% 9% 2%
10 Netherlands 216.3 –4.7% 58% 27% 14% 1%
11 South Korea 187.5 –4.3% 55% 43% 2% 0%
12 Sweden 176.7 18.7% 32% 59% 8% 1%
13 Spain 166.6 –5% 53% 27% 19% 1%
14 India 146.7 21.6% 31% 60% 7% 2%
15 Mexico 144.5 8.2% 63% 35% 1% 1%
16 Switzerland 128.5 –14.2% 61% 32% 7% N/A
17 Belgium 121.5 –6.3% 64% 18% 17% N/A
18 Norway 118.3 6.7% 31% 57% 11% 1%
19 Austria 96.2 –12.4% 65% 21% 13% 1%
20 China 92.4 9% 18% 82% N/A N/A
Global total 16,480.6 0.2% 57% 35% 6% 2%

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2012 annual report.[10]

2011Edit

Music markets, with total retail value, and format share (physical/digital/streaming)
Rank Market Retail value
US$ (millions)
% Change Physical Digital Performance rights Synchronization
1 United States 4,372.9 –0.1% 42% 51% 3% 4%
2 Japan 4,087.7 –7.0% 75% 22% 2% 1%
3 Germany 1,473.7 –0.2% 78% 15% 6% 1%
4 United Kingdom 1,433.7 –3.1% 58% 32% 8% 2%
5 France 1,002.2 –3.7% 71% 19% 8% 2%
6 Australia 475.2 5.7% 55% 38% 5% 2%
7 Canada 434.0 2.6% 54% 38% 4% 4%
8 Netherlands 240.2 –12.1% 71% 14 % 15% 0%
9 Italy 239.9 –6.4% 68% 20% 9% 3%
10 Brazil 262.6 8.6% 74% 17% 8% 1%
11 South Korea 199.5 6.4% 44% 54% 1% 1%
12 Spain 190 –3.3% 56% 24% 19% 1%
13 Switzerland 158.3 –16.2% 72% 23% 5% 0%
14 Sweden 155.3 3% 45% 44% 10% 1%
15 Mexico 141.2 5.5% 70% 28% 1% 1%
16 India 141.2 6.2% 41% 46% 8% 5%
17 Belgium 140.5 –10.2% 75% 13% 12% 0%
18 Austria 118.9 –7.3% 70% 18% 11% 1%
19 Norway 115.1 –0.7% 43% 45% 11% 1%
20 South Africa 102 –18.7% 93% 6% 0% 1%
Global total 16,645.9 -3.0% 61% 31% 6% 2%

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2011 annual report.[10]

2010Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
1 Japan 44.5 114.5 17.5 176.5 4,096.9 126.8
2 United States 1.5 225.8 8.7 0.4 236.4 3,635.2 310.2
3 Germany 6.8 98.7 8.7 114.2 1,713.6 82.3
4 United Kingdom 2.4 99.8 3.5 105.7 1,388.1 62.3
5 France 1.6 48.4 3.3 53.3 999.6 64.8
6 Australia 0.0 24.5 2.6 0.0 27.1 408 21.5
7 Canada 0.2 25.9 2.7 28.8 343.2 33.7
8 Italy 0.1 16 0.6 16.7 275.4 58.1
9 Netherlands 0.5 16.7 2 21.3 270.2 16.8
10 Brazil 0.0 20.7 7.3 28 258.7 201.1
11 Belgium 0.2 10.3 0.7 11.2 187.6 10.8
12 Austria 0.1 7.5 0.7 8.3 184.1 8.2
13 Spain 0.0 10.5 1.3 0.1 11.9 183.2 46.8
14 South Africa 0.9 16 2.1 0.0 19 171.8 49.1
15 Switzerland 0.3 8.4 0.2 8.9 166.1 7.7
16 Mexico 0.0 19.8 1.2 21 157.9 111.2
17 Sweden 0.1 13.7 0.4 14.2 136.8 9.1
18 Norway 0.0 7.5 0.2 7.7 131.4 4.7
19 Russia 126.2 139.4
20 Poland 0.0 8.9 0.6 9.5 124.4 38.5
21 South Korea 0.0 9.5 9.5 116.9 48.6
22 Denmark 0.1 6.2 0.1 6.4 95.9 5.5
23 India 3.9 35.5 0.3 39.7 91 1,173.1
24 Argentina 0.0 10.3 1 10.4 82.7 41.3
25 Finland 0.1 5.2 0.3 5.5 79.5 5.3
26 Ireland 0.2 4.9 0.2 5.3 77.9 4.4
27 Greece 0.0 4.4 0.2 0.0 4.6 74.1 10.7
28 Turkey 0.3 10.4 10.7 73 77.8
29 New Zealand 0.0 3.6 0.4 4 57.4 4.3
30 Taiwan 0.2 4 0.5 0.1 4.8 56.3 23
31 Portugal 0.1 5.3 0.5 5.9 43.8 10.8
32 Thailand 3.6 4.9 8.5 39.2 67.1
33 Hong Kong 0.0 2.3 0.4 2.7 37.8 7.1
34 Czech Republic 4.9 0.1 5 31.9 10.2
35 Indonesia 2 6.3 11.4 29.2 243
36 Hungary 0.0 3.6 0.1 0.0 3.6 24.9 10
37 Malaysia 0.0 2.1 0.6 0.0 2.7 23.9 28.3
38 China 4.1 0.1 4.2 23.2 1,336.7
39 Colombia 1.9 0.2 2.1 22.7 44.2
40 Singapore 0.0 1.3 0.1 1.4 18 4.7
41 Philippines 0.0 2.1 0.3 2.4 15.6 99.9
42 Chile 2.3 0.1 2.4 13.8 16.7
43 Venezuela 1 0.1 1.1 13.3 27.2
44 Croatia 0.0 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.4 11 4.5
45 Slovak Republic 1.3 0.0 1.3 9.6 5.5
46 Iceland 0.4 0.4 7.5 9.1
47 Central America 0.8 0.0 0.8 6.8 41.1
48 Uruguay 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 5.3 3.5
49 Bulgaria 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 2.4 7.1
50 Peru 0.2 0.0 0.2 2.2 29.9
51 Ecuador 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.5 14.8
Global total 66.4 933.2 78.1 0.5 1,078.2 16,146.8

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2010 annual report.[11] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

2009Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
aaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 United States 1.2 292.8 11.5 0.6 306 4,562 307.2
2 Japan 43.6 125 19 0.01 187.6 4,244.5 127.1
3 Germany 4.7 103.3 8.9 116.9 1,945.8 82.3
4 UK 4.2 119.4 5.0 128.6 1,730.5 61.1
5 France 2.8 51 3.4 57.2 1,157.5 64.1
6 Australia 0.6 29.4 4 0.002 34 456.2 22
7 Canada 30.8 2.3 33.1 401.6 33.5
8 Netherlands 0.7 17.8 2.8 21.3 340.6 16.6
9 Italy 0.6 16.6 0.7 0.01 17.9 293.8 58.1
10 Spain 0.02 15.2 4 0.01 19.2 266.8 46.7
11 Brazil 0.002 22.8 6.0 28.8 246.9 198.7
12 Austria 0.4 8.4 0.8 9.6 225.7 8.2
13 Belgium 0.3 10.7 0.8 11.8 202.9 10.4
14 Switzerland 0.1 9.8 0.3 0.0001 10.2 192.4 7.6
15 Russia 185.7 140
16 South Africa 0.3 17.1 2 0.002 19.4 162.8 49.1
17 Sweden 0.5 13.6 0.4 0.001 14.5 162.3 9.1
18 Mexico 0.03 22.1 1.6 23.7 160.3 111.2
19 Norway 0.02 8.3 0.3 8.6 159.9 4.7
20 Denmark 0.01 6.8 0.1 6.9 126.9 5.5
21 Poland 0.02 10.2 1.3 11.5 123.28 38.5
22 Greece 0.03 6.2 0.2 6.4 107.2 10.7
23 Finland 0.1 5.1 0.3 5.5 98.3 5.3
24 South Korea 0.01 8.8 0.2 9 93.3 48.5
25 India 33.4 0.3 33.7 89.7 1,166.1
26 Argentina 0.004 10.7 1.3 12 89.2 40.9
27 Ireland 0.2 6.3 0.2 6.7 87.7 4.2
28 Turkey 10.3 10.3 80.7 76.8
29 Portugal 0.04 6.3 0.6 6.9 71.1 10.7
30 New Zealand 0.01 4.6 0.6 5.2 69.1 4.2
31 Taiwan 0.3 3.9 0.6 4.8 53.9 23
32 Thailand 4.6 6.8 11.4 49.8 65.9
33 Czech Republic 8.8 8.8 44.7 10.2
34 Hong Kong 0.1 2.7 0.4 3.2 42.7 7.1
35 Venezuela 1.2 0.4 1.6 32.5 26.8
36 Indonesia 7.6 3 10.6 31.3 240.3
37 Hungary 0.03 3.6 0.1 0.0003 3.7 31.2 9.9
38 Colombia 2.3 0.2 2.5 30.1 45.6
39 China 4.2 0.8 5 28.8 1,338.6
40 Malaysia 0.001 2.5 0.6 3.1 27.2 25.7
41 Philippines 0.1 2.5 0.4 3 18.1 98
42 Singapore 0.01 1.6 0.1 1.7 18.1 4.7
43 Croatia 0.001 2.4 0.1 0.0001 2.5 13.9 4.5
44 Chile 0.9 0.1 1 13.7 16.6
45 Slovak Republic 1.4 0.1 1.5 8.3 5.5
46 Central America 0.5 0.02 0.5 8.1 24.2
47 Uruguay 0.5 0.1 0.6 7.4 3.5
48 Bulgaria 0.0001 0.6 0.03 0.6 4.6 7.2
49 Peru 0.1 0.02 0.1 2.3 29.5
50 Ecuador 0.2 0.01 0.2 2 14.6
Global total 60.9 1074.9 92.6 0.6 1,229 18,606.2

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2009 annual report.[12] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

2008Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 1.2 384.7 12.3 0.5 398 5,977.4 303.8
2 Japan 48.3 165.4 17.1 0.04 230.8 5,171.1 127.3
3 Germany 7.5 107.1 7.4 122 2,370 82.4
4 UK 6.6 131.2 4.5 142.3 2,274.9 60.9
5 France 4.7 53.8 3.2 61.7 1,342.5 64.1
6 Australia 1.4 30.2 3.9 0.04 35.5 555.3 21
7 Canada 0.09 35 3.1 38.2 530 33.2
8 Italy 0.3 20.6 0.6 0.07 21.57 427 58.1
9 Russia 70.1 70.1 395.2 140.7
10 Spain 0.07 19.8 1.3 0.09 21.26 374.3 45.2
11 Netherlands 0.4 18.4 1.2 20 365.5 16.6
12 Brazil 0.003 25.4 5.8 0.004 31.2 349 196
13 Belgium 0.7 11.6 0.9 0.08 13.2 249.3 10.4
14 Switzerland 0.4 11.4 0.2 0.03 12.03 230.6 7.6
15 Mexico 0.03 22.4 1.4 23.83 217.1 110
16 Sweden 0.9 11.6 0.4 0.001 12.9 205.1 9.0
17 Norway 0.07 8.2 0.3 8.57 203 4.6
18 South Africa 0.5 18.7 2.3 21.5 195.7 48.8
19 Poland 0.03 9.9 0.8 11 172.4 38.5
20 Denmark 0.02 7.4 0.1 0.003 7.523 150.9 5.5
21 Ireland 0.5 7.2 0.3 8 142.8 4.6[a]
22 Finland 0.1 6.5 0.4 7 139.3 5.2
23 Greece 0.1 5.6 0.2 0.002 5.9 134 10.7
24 Argentina 0.01 12.6 1.4 14.0 130.1 40.5
25 India 36 0.2 36.2 126.2 1,148
26 South Korea 0.1 9.6 0.2 9.9 118.4 48.4
27 Turkey 10.7 10.7 103.2 71.9
28 Portugal 0.1 6.7 0.8 7.6 98.1 10.7
29 Thailand 6.1 7.2 13.3 92.7 66
30 New Zealand 0.02 4.8 0.8 5.6 92.7 4.2
31 Taiwan 0.3 4.1 0.4 4.8 61.2 22.9
32 Hong Kong 0.02 3.4 0.6 4 59.7 7
33 China 7.7 2.1 9.8 57.3 1,330
34 Czech Republic 11.5 11.5 55.9 10.2
35 Colombia 4 0.4 4.4 52.7 45
36 Hungary 0.01 2.9 0.1 0.0003 3 42.1 9.9
37 Indonesia 5.8 3.4 9.2 36.5 237.5
38 Venezuela 1 0.02 1 28.2 26.4
39 Singapore 0.003 1.9 0.1 2 27.2 4.6
40 Chile 1.3 0.1 1.4 23.5 16.5
41 Croatia 0.001 3.9 0.2 4.1 21.7 4.5
42 Philippines 0.09 2.6 0.5 3.2 18.4 96.1
43 Central America 0.9 0.05 0.95 15.7
44 Iceland 0.5 0.5 11.1 0.308[b]
45 Bulgaria 1 1 9 7.3
46 Uruguay 0.5 0.03 0.53 8.4 3.5
47 Peru 0.2 0.02 0.22 2.7 29.2
48 Ecuador 0.2 0.02 0.22 2.7 13.9
Global total N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 23,490.0

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2008 annual report, except where noted below.[13] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes^

  • ^ Ireland's population figure is based on the CIA's 2010 estimation due to the missing information on the IFPI 2008 report.[14]
  • ^ Iceland's population figure is based on the CIA's 2010 estimation due to the missing information on the IFPI 2008 report.[15]

2007Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 3.3 511.1 26.6 0.9 542 7,985.6 303.8
2 Japan 57.6 176.5 17.1 0.2 251.4 4,174.5 127.3
3 UK 11.3 139 5.2 155.5 2,696.4 60.9
4 Germany 10.6 113.3 9.1 133 2,142.2 82.4
5 France 7.9 62.6 4.9 79.95 1,471 64.1
6 Australia 2.6 33.8 4.5 0.001 40.9 564.8 20.6
7 Canada 0.09 40.8 3.3 0.03 44.2 561.8 33.2
8 Italy 0.4 25.5 1.1 0.001 27 493.3 58.1
9 Russia 0.05 75 75 418.8 140.7
10 Netherlands 1 18.8 3 22.8 385 16.6
11 Spain 0.6 21.1 2 0.04 23.7 374.3 45.2
12 Austria 1.1 10 0.6 0.0007 11.7 277.2 8.2
13 Mexico 0.06 30.5 1.8 32.3 273.9 110
14 Brazil 26.6 5.7 32.3 246.5 191.9
15 South Africa 0.3 19.5 19.8 237.1 43.8
16 Belgium 1 13.2 1.2 0.08 15.4 231.4 10.4
17 Norway 0.2 9.2 0.4 9.8 224.6 4.6
18 Switzerland 0.5 11.6 0.3 0.0001 12.4 216.7 7.6
19 Sweden 0.9 13 0.6 14.5 206.1 9
20 Denmark 0.02 8.6 0.2 0.003 8.8 169.7 5.5
21 Greece 0.2 7.6 0.3 0.001 8.1 164.6 10.7
22 India 37.2 0.07 37.2 144.7 1,148
23 Ireland 0.7 6.7 0.2 0.0007 7.6 130.8 4.2
24 Poland 0.08 9.8 0.5 10.3 128.8 38.5
25 Finland 0.1 6.4 0.4 6.9 123.9 5.2
26 Argentina 0.02 15 1.3 16.3 121.5 40.7
27 Turkey 13.3 13.3 119.6 70.5
28 New Zealand 0.2 4.8 0.6 5.6 95 4.2
29 Portugal 0.04 4.7 0.8 5.5 92.4 10.7
30 South Korea 0.09 6.3 0.1 6.4 80.7 49.2
31 Taiwan 0.3 5.4 0.3 6 67 22.9
32 Thailand 6.2 8.1 14.3 65.4 65.5
33 Hong Kong 0.03 4.4 0.5 4.9 59.7 7
34 China 13.1 1.5 14.6 56.5 1,330.3
35 Ukraine 0.02 10.3 0.07 10.3 55 45.4
36 Hungary 0.02 4.5 0.2 4.7 52.5 9.9
37 Indonesia 5 2.7 7.7 45.5 237.5
38 Colombia 3.7 0.4 4.1 45.4 45
39 Czech Republic 0.007 4.5 0.2 0.001 4.7 40.8 10.2
40 Chile 3.5 0.8 4.3 33 16.5
41 Singapore 0.01 2.4 0.1 2.5 30.8 4.6
42 Venezuela 1.4 0.08 1.4 23.8 26.4[c]
43 Croatia 0.003 4.9 0.05 0.0001 4.9 20.7 4.5[c]
44 Philippines 0.005 3 0.4 3.4 19 92.7
45 Central America 1.1 0.1 1.2 16.5
46 Iceland 0.6 0.6 16.1 0.308[c]
47 Bulgaria 0.8 0.06 0.86 9.4 7.3[c]
48 Slovakia 0.001 1.1 0.04 1.1 8.2 5.4
49 Uruguay 0.5 0.07 0.57 7.1 3.5[c]
50 Ecuador 0.3 0.02 0.32 3.1 13.9[c]
51 Peru 0.1 0.01 0.11 2.7 29.2[c]
Global total N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 25,258.4

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2007 annual report, except where noted below.[16] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes^

  • ^ Croatia's, Venezuela's, Bulgaria's, Iceland's, Uruguay's, Ecuador's and Peru's population figures are based on IFPI 2008 annual report due to the missing information on the IFPI 2007 report.[13]

2006Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 2.9 614.9 22.2 0.9 640.9 9,651.4 301.1
2 Japan 63.2 197.5 18.7 0.2 279.6 4,495.2 127.4
3 UK 19 164.4 7.3 190.7 3,051.1 60.8
4 Germany 15.9 114.4 10.2 0.08 140.5 2,029.1 82.4
5 France 18.3 75.7 5.7 0.002 99.7 1,661.7 63.7
6 Canada 0.2 49.1 3.9 53.2 667.8 33.4
7 Australia 4.6 38.1 4.1 46.8 583.6 20.4
8 Italy 0.7 28.8 1.7 31.2 556.9 58.1
9 Spain 0.8 25.9 2.4 0.1 29.2 464.8 44.4
10 Russia 0.06 72.1 72.1 405 141.4
11 Netherlands 1.7 19.3 3.5 0.001 24.5 383.4 16.6
12 Mexico 0.08 38.6 1.4 40 357.1 108.7
13 Brazil 0.02 33 6 39 322.7 190
14 Belgium 2 17.5 1.1 0.0001 20.6 314.1 10.4
15 Austria 1 10.1 0.7 0.0009 11.8 277.2 8.2
16 South Africa 0.06 18.7 2.1 0.07 20.93 242.7 47.4
17 Switzerland 0.9 12.7 0.4 0.0002 14 228 7.6
18 Norway 0.3 9.7 0.4 10.4 219.7 4.6
19 Sweden 1 15.2 0.6 0.009 16.8 214.5 9
20 Denmark 0.05 9.8 0.3 0.006 10.1 169.7 5.5
21 Ireland 1.1 7.7 0.5 0.0002 9.3 145.3 4.1
22 India 42.5 42.5 145.2 1,130
23 Greece 0.2 6.9 0.3 7.4 137.6 10.7
24 Turkey 13.5 13.5 123.4 71.2
25 Finland 0.2 6.9 0.4 7.5 122.4 5.2
26 Poland 0.2 7.9 0.6 8.7 102.6 38.5
27 Portugal 0.02 6 1 7 100.3 10.6
28 New Zealand 0.4 6 0.6 0.0002 7 95.6 4.1
29 South Korea 0.01 7.9 0.1 0.002 8 80.7 49
30 Thailand 7.8 7.4 15.2 72.1 65.1
31 Taiwan 0.3 5.7 0.4 6.4 71.4 22.9
32 China 16.6 6.9 23.5 70.8 1,322
33 Hong Kong 0.05 4.7 0.7 5.4 67.9 7
34 Indonesia 4.3 2.6 6.9 57 234.7
35 Colombia 5.4 0.7 6.1 54.5 44.4
36 Hungary 0.04 4.7 0.2 0.003 4.9 50.6 10
37 Czech Republic 0.01 2.9 0.3 0.01 3.2 38.9 10.2
38 Chile 3.9 0.4 4.3 35.3 16.3
39 Singapore 0.01 2.7 0.2 2.9 32.5 4.6
40 Malaysia 0.01 2.2 0.5 2.7 26.4 24.8
41 Philippines 0.2 3.9 0.5 4.6 22.1 91.1
42 Venezuela 1.7 0.08 1.7 19.6 26.4[d]
43 Central America 1.1 0.1 1.2 16.9 39.7[d]
44 Slovakia 0.001 1 0.05 1 7.9 5.4[e]
45 Uruguay 0.5 0.04 0.54 6.6 6.6[f]
46 Ecuador 0.4 0.02 0.42 3.8 13.9[f]
47 Peru 0.3 0.02 0.32 2.9 29.2[f]
Global total N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 28,121.0

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2006 annual report, except where noted below.[17] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes^

  • ^ Venezuela's, Central America's population figures are based on the IFPI 2004 report due to not having the information on IFPI 2006 report.[18]
  • ^ Slovakia's population figure is based on the CIA's 2010 estimation due to not having the information on the IFPI 2008 report.[19]
  • ^ Uruguay's, Ecuador's and Peru's population figures are based on IFPI 2008 report due to not having the information on IFPI 2006 report.[13]

2005Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 5 705.4 27.8 6 744.2 11,195 295.7
2 Japan 63.3 211.8 20.1 0.2 295.4 4,883.5 127.4
3 UK 26.8 172.6 8.3 207.7 3,330.4 60.4
4 Germany 17.8 114.7 9.6 0.7 142.8 2,146.4 82.4
5 France 25.4 96.2 14.7 0.09 136.39 1,940.3 60.7
6 Canada 0.3 52.5 4.2 0.05 56.7 708.3 32.8
7 Italy 1 31.6 1.8 34.4 639.8 58.4
8 Australia 7.8 42 3.8 0.002 53.6 637.7 20.1
9 Spain 1.7 31.1 3.2 0.2 36.2 547.1 40.4
10 Netherlands 2 20.4 4.6 0.001 27 423.1 16.4
11 Mexico 0.1 64.8 1.8 66.7 410.5 106.2
12 Brazil 0.01 42.3 6.5 48.8 390.8 186.1
13 Russia 0.1 68.5 0.3 0.05 68.9 387.6 143.4
14 Belgium 2.7 14 1 0.001 17.7 324.6 10.7
15 Austria 1.2 10.5 0.6 0.02 12.3 276.9 8.2
16 Switzerland 1.4 15.1 0.4 0.003 16.9 262.6 7.5
17 South Africa 0.1 17.6 1.6 0.05 19.3 253.2 44.3
18 Norway 0.5 11 0.3 11.8 249.6 4.6
19 Sweden 1.3 15.4 0.6 0.02 17.3 235 9
20 Denmark 0.2 9.6 0.3 0.002 10.1 177.7 5.4
21 India 36.3 36.3 156.2 1,080.3
22 Ireland 1.2 7.7 0.6 0.02 9.5 149 4
23 Turkey 12.5 12.5 147.5 71
24 Greece 0.3 7 0.3 7.6 143 10.7
25 Finland 0.3 7.4 0.4 0.002 8.1 130.8 5.2
26 New Zealand 0.6 6.7 0.5 0.0004 7.8 122 4
27 China 34.1 11.3 45.4 119.7 1,306.3
28 Portugal 0.2 7 0.8 0.009 8 113.9 10.6
29 South Korea 0.1 9.4 0.2 0.002 9.7 111.1 48.4
30 Taiwan 0.3 9.4 0.5 0.1 10.3 109.1 22.9
31 Argentina 0.05 13.8 0.6 0.007 14.4 108.2 39.5
32 Thailand 11.8 10.9 22.7 106.3 65.4
33 Poland 0.04 9 0.4 0.001 9.4 99.7 38.6
34 Hong Kong 0.03 5.8 0.9 6.7 79.4 6.9
35 Indonesia 4.4 0.7 5.1 66.7 242
36 Colombia 0.001 6.7 0.3 7 58 44.9[g]
37 Hungary 0.03 4.2 0.2 0.004 4.7 53.4 10
38 Ukraine 0.02 9.2 0.04 0.02 9.2 45.2 49.6[g]
39 Czech Republic 0.03 3.2 0.2 0.01 3.4 42 10.2
40 Chile 4.1 0.9 5 38.8 16
41 Singapore 0.02 4.6 0.2 5 38.3 4.4
42 Malaysia 0.03 2.2 0.7 2.9 28.4 24
43 Philippines 0.2 3.6 0.6 4.4 24.8 87.9
44 Central America 1.4 0.04 1.4 19.7 39.7[g]
45 Venezuela 2 0.001 2 16.7 26.2[g]
46 Egypt 0.4 0.01 0.41 13.2 80.4[k]
47 Slovakia 0.002 1.2 0.04 0.001 1.2 9.2 5.4[h]
48 Uruguay 0.0001 0.4 0.03 0.7 5.3 3.5[i]
49 Ecuador 0.5 0.02 0.002 0.52 4.9 13.9[i]
50 Paraguay 1.0 0.01 1.01 3.7 6.3[j]
Global total 162.0 1,974.9 142.8 7.5 2,287.2 31,595.2

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2005 annual report, except where noted below.[20] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes^

  • ^ Ukraine's, Colombia's, Venezuela's, Central America's population figures are based on IFPI 2004 annual report due to the missing information on the IFPI 2005 report.[18]
  • ^ Slovakia's population figure is based on the CIA's 2010 estimation due to not having the information on the IFPI 2005 report.[19]
  • ^ Paraguay's population figure is based on the CIA's 2010 estimation due to not having the information on the IFPI 2005 report.[21]
  • ^ Uruguay's, Ecuador's population figures are based on IFPI 2008 annual report due to the missing information on the IFPI 2005 report.[13]
  • ^ Egypt's population figure is based on the CIA's 2010 estimation due to not having the information on the IFPI 2005 report.[22]

2004Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 6.6 767 29 809.7[l] 12,153.4 297
2 Japan 81.3 201.3 20.3 255.6[m] 5,167.8 127.8
3 UK 31.4 174.6 7.7 194.1[m] 3,508.7 59.4
4 Germany 23.5 146.6 11.5 181.3[m] 2,149 82.5
5 France 24.3 106.4 9 126.6[m] 1,979.3 60.4
6 Australia 9.6 39.5 4.5 47.6[m] 716.7 19.9
7 Canada 0.5 54.8 4.8 60.2[l] 693.8 31.7
8 Italy 1.4 33.1 2 37.8[l] 652.5 57.3
9 Spain 1.3 34 3.5 38.4[m] 572.8 41.1
10 Netherlands 2.7 23.2 5.3 29.9[m] 507.7 16.2
11 Russia 0.1 58 0.2 118.9[l] 490.8 145.5
12 Brazil 0.004 51.5 7.6 66[l] 374.2 180.7
13 Mexico 0.3 53.2 1.6 56.3[l] 360 104.9
14 Austria 1.6 9.7 0.6 11[m] 288.6 8.1
15 Belgium 3.5 15.6 1.6 18.5[m] 275.1 10.3
16 Norway 0.9 12.4 0.3 13.1[m] 273.8 4.6
17 Sweden 1.4 16.6 0.8 18.1[m] 267.9 8.9
18 Switzerland 1.8 18.2 0.7 20.4[m] 258.8 7.2
19 South Africa 0.06 15.5 0.7 22.1[l] 236.5 45.2
20 China 52 42.3 123.6[l] 211.8 1,313.3
21 Denmark 0.2 9.7 0.4 10.2[m] 187.4 5.4
22 Turkey 14.6 43.5[l] 166.2 72.3
23 India 26.2 130.2[l] 152.5 1,081.2
24 Ireland 0.8 7.8 0.5 9.1[m] 145.8 4
25 Taiwan 0.3 14.9 0.7 15.9 142.5 22.6
26 Thailand 11.8 15.6 35.2[l] 140.7 63.5
27 Finland 0.4 9 0.3 9.6[m] 133.6 5.2
28 South Korea 0.07 11.5 0.1 14.2[l] 132.8 48
29 Portugal 1.9 9.4 0.8 12.6[l] 127.3 10.1
30 New Zealand 0.7 6.7 0.5 7.5[m] 116.8 3.9
31 Poland 0.1 10.5 0.6 12.3[l] 92 38.6
32 Greece 0.6 6.9 0.3 7.6[m] 89.3 11
33 Indonesia 4.6 1.2 39.8[l] 85.4 222.6
34 Argentina 0.01 12.4 0.4 13.4[l] 83.9 38.9
35 Hong Kong 0.01 6.1 0.6 6.8[l] 81.1 7.1
36 Hungary 0.04 5.4 0.2 7.6[l] 59.1 9.8
37 Colombia 0.007 5.6 0.3 5.9 48.5 44.9
38 Singapore 0.02 4 0.2 4.2 45.6 4.3
39 Israel 5.7 0.2 5.9 44.8 6.6
40 Ukraine 0.03 7.1 0.02 15.4[l] 41.7 49.6
41 Czech Republic 0.03 3.3 0.2 4[l] 39.6 10.2
42 Chile 0.1 4 0.5 4.8[l] 37.5 16
43 Malaysia 0.001 2.8 0.7 6.1[l] 32.3 24.9
44 United Arab Emirates 1.4 3.9[l] 28.4 3.1
45 Saudi Arabia 0.4 6.6[l] 27 24.9
46 Philippines 0.1 3.9 0.8 6.3[l] 24.9 81.4
47 Pakistan 12.3 0.2 40.1[l] 23.5 157.3
48 Central America 3 0.2 3.4[l] 21.2 39.7
49 Croatia 2.6 0.02 2.8[l] 17.9 4.4
50 Venezuela 2.6 0.06 2.7[l] 15.97 26.2
Global total 197.8 2,114.2 197.7 2,755.7 33,613.6 4,948.1

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2004 annual report, except where noted below.[18] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes^

  • ^ Note that the figures in the column of Total units for some markets may be higher than what the combined total from the columns of Singles, CDs, DVD might represent. This is due to the missing sales of Digital Downloads, Cassette Albums and VHS Cassettes which are not included on IFPI 2004 report provided by RIAJ.
  • ^ Note that the figures posted in the column of Total units for some markets may be lower than what the combined total from the columns of Singles, CDs, DVDs might represent. This is because the columns of Singles, CDs, DVDs represent shipped units, whereas the column of Total units represent sold units.


2003Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
LPs
(millions)
Cassettes
(millions)
CDs
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHSs
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 12.1 1.5 17.2 746 17.5 1.6 11,847.9 294
2 Japan 86.5 1.4 4 205.8 18.2 1.1 4,909.7 127.7
3 UK 36.4 2 0.9 233.9 6.4 0.6 3,215.7 59.3
4 France 30.9 1.4 2.5 117.9 6.9 0.5 2,114.7 60.1
5 Germany 26.8 1.1 15.5 146.8 9.0 1.9 2,022.1 82.5
6 Canada 0.9 0.4 53.1 4.0 0.8 676 31.5
7 Australia 10 0.05 0.4 52.9 5.1 0.1 673.8 19.7
8 Italy 2.8 0.03 1.3 36.2 1.3 0.05 644.6 57.4
9 Spain 3.8 0.01 1 53.9 1.5 0.008 595.9 41.1
10 Netherlands 3.2 0.2 0.07 24.6 4.8 0.2 498.8 16.1
11 Mexico 0.3 0.004 2.1 53.5 1.1 346.5 103.5
12 Russia 0.2 0.1 85 30.3 0.05 0.1 326.2 143.2
13 Brazil 0.007 0.001 58.1 3.7 0.2 304.9 178.5
14 Sweden 2.4 0.03 0.2 23.7 0.9 0.07 295 8.9
15 Austria 2.2 0.1 0.2 14.3 0.5 0.02 282.1 8.1
16 Switzerland 2.3 0.1 0.5 18.6 0.5 0.02 256.3 7.2
17 Norway 1.1 0.03 12.9 0.3 255.7 4.5
18 Belgium 5 0.04 0.005 16.1 0.8 0.06 250.7 10.3
19 China 41.9 34.3 39.5 198.3 1,304.2
20 Denmark 0.4 0.007 0.04 9.8 0.2 0.09 176.9 5.4
21 South Korea 0.1 3.9 15.6 0.2 162.4 47.7
22 South Africa 0.2 6.1 11.5 160.4 45
23 Portugal 0.2 3.2 11.6 0.8 0.01 154.4 10.1
24 India 137.7 15.3 144.5 1,065.5
25 Turkey 25.1 10.6 142.5 71.3
26 Finland 0.6 0.01 0.09 10.4 0.3 0.03 140.7 5.2
27 Taiwan 0.4 0.001 0.02 15.1 0.7 0.2 139.8 22.4
28 Thailand 14.1 9.1 15.6 130.1 62.8
29 Ireland 1.5 0.01 0.03 7.2 0.1 0.3 129.2 4
30 New Zealand 0.7 0.003 0.1 6.9 0.6 0.002 110.6 3.9
31 Hong Kong 0.03 10.8 0.9 0.09 94.2 7
32 Poland 0.1 0.006 2 10.1 0.3 0.03 90.7 38.6
33 Greece 0.7 0.01 0.2 6.5 0.2 0.05 86.2 11
34 Indonesia 33.6 2.6 1.1 77.6 219.9
35 Hungary 0.06 0.001 1.6 3.3 0.1 0.02 65.4 9.9
36 Argentina 0.01 08 10.4 0.1 0.03 52.3 38.4
37 Singapore 0.6 5 0.3 49 4.3
38 Colombia 0.004 0.08 7.2 0.09 0.01 47.9 44.2
39 Ukraine 0.02 10.8 6.9 0.009 0.03 42.1 48.5
40 Israel 0.05 6 0.1 41.4 6.4
41 Czech Republic 0.01 0.7 3.7 0.1 0.03 40.6 10.2
42 Chile 0.1 0.6 4.7 0.4 36.3 15.8
43 Malaysia 0.002 2.8 2.2 0.4 32.6 24.4
44 United Arab Emirates 3.4 1.2 28.6 3
45 Saudi Arabia 6.6 0.4 28 24.2
46 Philippines 0.03 2.4 3.2 1.3 28 80
47 Romania 13.9 3 0.009 27 22.3
48 Pakistan 36 1.9 0.1 0.07 23.3 153.6
49 Central America 0.02 0.07 2 0.02 22.8 38.8
50 Croatia 0.002 0.4 1.5 0.02 0.004 17.5 4.4
Global total 232.5 7.3 427.2 2,111.6 105.7 9.4 32,012.2 4,882.7

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2004 annual report, except where noted below.[23] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

2002Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
LPs
(millions)
Cassettes
(millions)
CDs
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 8.4 1.7 32.4 803.3 12,325.7 285,9
2 Japan 77.1 2.2 4.6 228.9 4,593.3 127.2
3 UK 52.5 2.2 1.9 221.6 2,859.4 5
4 France 40.5 0.5 5 130.4 1,989.7 59.4
5 Germany 39.2 1 21.8 178.2 1,988.0 82
6 Canada 0.6 1.1 57 587.9 30.7
7 Italy 3.6 0.1 4 44.7 554.7 57.5
8 Spain 2.2 0.01 2.4 61.7 542.3 39.9
9 Australia 11.9 0.03 0.6 49.2 499.9 19.3
10 Mexico 0.6 0.02 2.9 51.1 445.5 100.3
11 Netherlands 3.6 0.2 0.1 27.9 397.6 15.9
12 Brazil 0.1 79.5 354 172.5
13 Sweden 4 0.1 0.3 26.4 281.9 8.8
14 Russia 03 01 95 18.2 257.2 144.6
15 Norway 1.2 0.1 15.1 254 4.4
16 Switzerland 3 0.2 0.9 21.3 253.2 7.1
17 Austria 2.1 0.1 0.2 14.5 245.2 8
18 Belgium 6.2 0.04 0.04 17.8 225.3 10.2
19 South Korea 0.1 7.1 21.4 216.1 47
20 India 162.5 8.6 172.3 1,025
21 Denmark 0.6 0.01 0.03 11.8 167.2 5.3
22 Taiwan 0.6 0.2 16.6 143.9 22.4
23 Portugal 0.3 2.2 12.5 138.3 10
24 Ireland 2 0.01 0.2 8 122.5 3.8
25 Turkey 23.4 4.5 121.2 67.6
26 Finland 0.6 0.01 0.1 9.8 111 5.1
27 South Africa 0.9 5.9 11.6 110.6 43.7
28 China 43 18 93.6 1,276
29 Hong Kong 0.2 0.001 10 89.7 6.7
30 New Zealand 0.7 0.003 0.2 7.6 87.6 3.8
31 Poland 0.2 0.003 4.2 9.5 84.5 38.5
32 Thailand 19.3 9.7 83.8 63.5
33 Greece 1.1 0.01 0.2 7 80.3 10.6
34 Colombia 0.01 0.003 0.1 7.7 66.1 42.8
35 Indonesia 32 1.8 64.6 214.8
36 Singapore 0.1 0.001 5.2 46.7 4.1
37 Hungary 0.3 0.001 1.8 3 45.7 9.9
38 Chile 0.02 1.1 5.9 40.3 15.4
39 Israel 0.1 3.5 37.2 6.1
40 Czech Republic 0.01 1.2 3.6 34.9 10.2
41 Malaysia 0.01 3.6 2.2 32.8 22.6
42 Saudi Arabia 7.3 0.4 31 21
43 Ukraine 0.1 14 3 31 49
44 United Arab Emirates 3.7 1.1 29.5 2.6
45 Central America 0.1 3 28.2 37.1
46 Argentina 0.1 0.6 5.5 27.2 37.4
47 Egypt 11.5 0.1 25.7 69
48 Romania 12.4 3.8 24.3 22.3
49 Venezuela 0.002 0.001 2.1 15.9 24.6
Global total 265.3 8.5 487 2,253.4 30,980.9 4,771,3

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2004 annual report, except where noted below.[24] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

1998Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, and total retail value
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Cassettes
(millions)
CDs
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
1 United States 13,193.4
2 Japan 6,521.0
3 United Kingdom 32.2 175.7 2.855.6
4 Germany 2.832.5
5 France 2.134.8
6 Brazil 1.055.7
7 Canada 11.2 969.3
8 Spain 680.8
9 Australia 606.7
10 Italy 597.7
Global total 458.8 1,300 2,400 38,700

Source: Figures within the table are based on the IFPI annual report and reported by Billboard.[25]

1997Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, and total retail value
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Cassettes
(millions)
CDs
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
1 United States 11,906.0
2 Japan 6,261.7
3 Germany 2,836.8
4 United Kingdom 2,729.7
5 France 2,199.5
6 Brazil 1,199.1
7 Canada 977.5
8 Australia 739.1
9 Netherlands 600.1
10 Spain 599.9
Global total 38,100

Source: Figures within the table are based on the IFPI annual report and reported by Billboard.[26]

1996Edit

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, and total retail value
Rank Market Singles
(millions)
Cassettes
(millions)
CDs
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
1 United States 12,300
2 Japan 6,800
3 Germany 3,200
4 United Kingdom 2,700
5 France 2,300
6 Brazil 1,400
7 Canada 912
8 Australia 815
9 Netherlands 660
10 Italy 637
Global total 461 1,400 2,100 39,800

Source: Figures within the table are based on the IFPI annual report and reported by Billboard.[27]

1991Edit

Global total units sold in various categories, and total retail value
Market Singles
(millions)
LPs
(millions)
Cassettes
(millions)
CDs
(millions)
Retail value
US$ (millions)
Global total 320 150 1,100 1,000 25,400

Source: Figures within the table are based on the IFPI annual report and reported by Billboard.[28]

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