Change of music sales in the United States from 2009 to 2016, by category

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Overall Music SalesTotal album salesDigital album salesDigital track salesLP / vinyl album salesCD
2010 vs. 2009-2.4%-12.7%13%1%14%-
2011 vs. 20106.9%1.3%19.5%8.5%36.3%-
2012 vs. 20113.1%-4.4%14.1%5.1%17.7%-13.5%
2013 vs. 2012-6.3%-8%0-6%33%-14%
2014 vs. 2013--11.2%-9.4%-12.5%51.8%-14.9%
2015 vs. 2014--6.1%-2.9%-12.5%29.8%-10.8%
2016 vs. 20153.1%-16.7%-20.1%-25%10%-16.3%

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The statistic presents data on the year-over-year changes of music sales in the United States from 2009 to 2016. LP / Vinyl Album sales saw an increase of 51.8 percent from 2013 to 2014. Meanwhile digital album sales are declining, with unit sales drop of 20.1 percent in the last measured period.
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Release date
January 2017
United States
Survey time period
2009 to 2016
Supplementary notes
The source does not provide data on overall music sales in the 2014 report.

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