Music single unit sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2016, by format

This statistic shows a timeline of single sales in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2016, broken down by format. After a peak in 2012, when almost 185 million of digital singles were sold, there was a downward trend in sales, and by 2016 digital singles sales had decreased to almost 98 million units. During the period of consideration, CD singles sales also dropped from more than 4 million singles sold in 2008 to 0.1 million singles sold in 2016.

Music single sales in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2016, by format

Digital singlesCD singles 12 inch vinyl7 inch vinyl
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Source

Release date

May 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.
Figures for 2008 to 2012 published earlier by the source.

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