Retail value of physical CD shipments in the United States from 1999 to 2018
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Retail value of physical album shipments in the U.S. from 1999 to 2018
The statistic above shows the retail value of annual physical CD shipments in the United States from 1999 to 2018. The 52 million physical albums shipped in 2018 had a retail value of 698.4 million U.S. dollars. This marks a significant decrease from 2017, where the retail value of the 87.7 million CDs shipped amounted to almost 1.06 billion U.S. dollars.
Retail value of physical CD shipments in the United States from 1999 to 2018
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Value in billion U.S. dollars
20180.7
20171.06
20161.13
20151.52
20141.83
20132.12
20122.49
20113.1
20103.39
20094.27
20085.47
20077.45
20069.37
200510.52
200411.45
200311.23
200212.04
200112.91
200013.21
199912.82
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1999 to 2018

Special properties

includes only CDs / net shipments after returns

Supplementary notes

From 2016 onwards, the figure includes both CD albums and CD singles.
Figures for the period 2004 to 2016 were taken from RIAA's earlier publications.
Figures have been rounded.

Retail value of physical album shipments in the U.S. from 1999 to 2018
The statistic above shows the retail value of annual physical CD shipments in the United States from 1999 to 2018. The 52 million physical albums shipped in 2018 had a retail value of 698.4 million U.S. dollars. This marks a significant decrease from 2017, where the retail value of the 87.7 million CDs shipped amounted to almost 1.06 billion U.S. dollars.
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