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Music album unit sales in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2016, by format (in million albums)

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Album unit sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2016, by format This statistic displays a timeline of album sales in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2016, by format. In 2016, 47.3 million albums were sold on CD. CD was still the best-selling album format, while 18.1 million albums were sold in digital format that year. The number of albums sold on LP continued to rise in 2016, to over three million units sold.
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This statistic displays a timeline of album sales in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2016, by format. In 2016, 47.3 million albums were sold on CD. CD was still the best-selling album format, while 18.1 million albums were sold in digital format that year. The number of albums sold on LP continued to rise in 2016, to over three million units sold.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2008 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* "Other" includes: cassette, miniDisc, DVD audio, DVD video, DMD and 7" box set albums.
Figures have been rounded.
Figures previous to 2013 were published earlier by Music Week.

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