Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Leading vinyl record selling markets worldwide 2014

Leading vinyl record selling markets worldwide in 2014 (in million U.S. dollars)

Leading vinyl record selling markets worldwide 2014 The statistic depicts the vinyl sales revenue generated in the leading vinyl record selling markets worldwide in 2014. Germany ranked second with vinyl sales amounting to 34 million U.S. dollars. The entire global vinyl market was worth 347 million U.S. dollars in 2014.
Leading vinyl records markets – additional information

Vinyl records, an analog medium to store and play music also known as LP (Long Play), dominated the music industry from the 1950s until 1990s. With the introduction of digital music services, vinyl lost space in the market and saw its share drop consistently over the years. In 2006, vinyl record sales worldwide hit the lowest mark since 1997, generating only 34 million U.S. dollars in revenue that year. However, vinyl records started to slowly make a comeback in the music industry in the following years. Sales of vinyl records increase from 114 million U.S. dollars in 2011 to 347 million U.S. dollars in 2014, the highest figure to date, while the number of vinyl record sold worldwide increased tenfold between 2006 and 2015.

The United States is a clear leader in the vinyl record selling market, as vinyl sales revenue in the country were about five times higher than the second largest market for this music niche, Germany. The UK is the third leading vinyl record selling market in the world. Japan and the Netherlands complete the top five vinyl markets in the world. In the leading vinyl record market, the U.S., about 3.1 million customers buy new vinyl records in an average month, while five billion buyers purchase used vinyl during the same time frame. Amazon is the leading vinyl record retailers in the U.S. with about 40 percent of the market share, followed by Best Buy with 20 percent. Twenty One Pilots had the top-selling vinyl album in the U.S. in 2016, with their album “Blurryface”; the late David Bowie's LP “Blackstar” closely followed in the second place.
Show more

Leading vinyl record selling markets worldwide in 2014 (in million U.S. dollars)

Sales revenue in million U.S. dollars
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Sales revenue in million U.S. dollars
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1.5m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $49 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1.5m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $49 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

Download Settings Share
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
The statistic depicts the vinyl sales revenue generated in the leading vinyl record selling markets worldwide in 2014. Germany ranked second with vinyl sales amounting to 34 million U.S. dollars. The entire global vinyl market was worth 347 million U.S. dollars in 2014.
Leading vinyl records markets – additional information

Vinyl records, an analog medium to store and play music also known as LP (Long Play), dominated the music industry from the 1950s until 1990s. With the introduction of digital music services, vinyl lost space in the market and saw its share drop consistently over the years. In 2006, vinyl record sales worldwide hit the lowest mark since 1997, generating only 34 million U.S. dollars in revenue that year. However, vinyl records started to slowly make a comeback in the music industry in the following years. Sales of vinyl records increase from 114 million U.S. dollars in 2011 to 347 million U.S. dollars in 2014, the highest figure to date, while the number of vinyl record sold worldwide increased tenfold between 2006 and 2015.

The United States is a clear leader in the vinyl record selling market, as vinyl sales revenue in the country were about five times higher than the second largest market for this music niche, Germany. The UK is the third leading vinyl record selling market in the world. Japan and the Netherlands complete the top five vinyl markets in the world. In the leading vinyl record market, the U.S., about 3.1 million customers buy new vinyl records in an average month, while five billion buyers purchase used vinyl during the same time frame. Amazon is the leading vinyl record retailers in the U.S. with about 40 percent of the market share, followed by Best Buy with 20 percent. Twenty One Pilots had the top-selling vinyl album in the U.S. in 2016, with their album “Blurryface”; the late David Bowie's LP “Blackstar” closely followed in the second place.
Show more
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Music industry in South Korea"
  • Industry overview
  • Digital music
  • Live music
  • Music consumers
  • K-pop
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.