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

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Release date

May 2017


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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