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Retail value of physical album shipments in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019

The 46.5 million physical albums shipped in 2019 had a retail value of 614.5 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 2019

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

1999 to 2019

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 2017 were taken from RIAA's earlier publications.
Figures have been rounded.

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