Music album shipments in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, by type

This statistic breaks down album shipments in the United States in 2018, by type of delivery. In that year, 52 million CD albums were shipped in the U.S. and 49.7 million albums were downloaded. These figures are both down from the 2017 shipment numbers, however shipments of LPs and EPs grew from 15.6 to 16.7 million.

Music album shipments in the United States in 2017 and 2018, by type

20172018
LP/EP15.616.7
Digital download66.449.7
CD87.752
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017 and 2018

Special properties

net shipments after returns

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