Sales volume of USB flash drives in Germany 2004-2018

Number of USB flash drives sold in the consumer market in Germany from 2004 to 2018 (in millions)

by Evgeniya Koptyug, last edited Jun 17, 2019
Sales volume of USB flash drives in Germany 2004-2018 USB flash drives experienced fluctuating sales numbers in recent years, with almost 12.9 million units sold in 2018. Meanwhile, revenue generated amounted to 155 million euros in the same year, a decrease on the one before.
Storage media

USB flash drives revolutionized data storage for computer users everywhere when they emerged on the market, joining such well-known storage media as floppy discs, hard drives and optical storage units like CD-R and CD-RW discs. Prices varied in 2018 according to type. The most expensive storage product in this case were hard drives at 91 euros, followed by memory cards and USB flash drives. That year, almost 40.5 million blank DVDs were sold, making it the most bought storage medium, ahead of memory cards and USBs.

File storage options

Data storage device revenue is predicted to decrease in the coming years. This may be due to the expansion of other data storage options, such as the online services Google Drive and Dropbox, to make just a few examples.
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Number of USB flash drives sold in the consumer market in Germany from 2004 to 2018 (in millions)

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Sales volume in millions
201812.88
201713.51
2016 16.17
2015 15.94
2014 15.46
2013 13.5
2012 15.85
2011 13.82
2010 11.78
2009 12.99
2008 13
2007 8.18
2006 5
2005 3.2
2004 2.03
Sales volume in millions
201812.88
201713.51
2016 16.17
2015 15.94
2014 15.46
2013 13.5
2012 15.85
2011 13.82
2010 11.78
2009 12.99
2008 13
2007 8.18
2006 5
2005 3.2
2004 2.03
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by Evgeniya Koptyug, last edited Jun 17, 2019
USB flash drives experienced fluctuating sales numbers in recent years, with almost 12.9 million units sold in 2018. Meanwhile, revenue generated amounted to 155 million euros in the same year, a decrease on the one before.
Storage media

USB flash drives revolutionized data storage for computer users everywhere when they emerged on the market, joining such well-known storage media as floppy discs, hard drives and optical storage units like CD-R and CD-RW discs. Prices varied in 2018 according to type. The most expensive storage product in this case were hard drives at 91 euros, followed by memory cards and USB flash drives. That year, almost 40.5 million blank DVDs were sold, making it the most bought storage medium, ahead of memory cards and USBs.

File storage options

Data storage device revenue is predicted to decrease in the coming years. This may be due to the expansion of other data storage options, such as the online services Google Drive and Dropbox, to make just a few examples.
Show more
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