Vinyl records in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on vinyl music in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information on vinyl records, including data on consumption and the Discogs marketplace as well as sales in context of the U.S. music industry.

Table of contents

  • 1. Sales
    • Top-selling vinyl albums in the U.S. 2018

    • Music album shipments in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, by type

    • Retail value of LP / EP shipments in the U.S. from 1999 to 2018

    • LP album sales in the U.S. 1993-2018

    • LP/EP shipments in the U.S. 1998-2018

    • Vinyl album sales U.S. 2018, by genre

    • Change in music sales in the U.S. 2009-2018

    • Expenditure on music activities per consumer in the U.S. 2018

  • 2. Consumption
    • Time spent listening to music via selected sources in the U.S. 2018, by age group

    • Willingness to pay for vinyl records U.S. 2019, by generation

    • Vinyl record buyers in the U.S. in 2018, by age group

  • 3. Record players
    • Wholesale sales of turntables in the U.S. 2005-2018

    • Retail sales of turntables in the U.S. 2005-2018

    • Unit sales of turntables in the U.S. 2005-2018

    • Average price of a turntable in the U.S. 2005-2018

  • 4. International markets
    • Canada: top-selling vinyl records as of H1 2019

    • Wholesale sales value of vinyl albums in Australia 2008-2018

    • Record sales volume (vinyl LPs) in Germany 2003-2018

    • Italy: revenues from vinyl record sales 2013-2018

    • Distribution of music industry revenue in the Netherlands 2018, by category

    • Vinyl record ownership in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

  • 5. Discogs
    • Most expensive vinyl ever sold on Discogs in the U.S. May 2019

    • Most expensive vinyl ever sold on Discogs 2019

    • Most expensive vinyl sold on Discogs July 2019

    • Most expensive vinyl listed on Discogs 2018

  • 6. Record Store Day
    • Music sales increase during Record Store Day in the U.S. 2011-2018

    • Vinyl record unit sales increase during Record Store Day in the U.S. 2011-2018

    • Vinyl album sales at indie retailers during Record Store Day in the U.S. 2018-2019

    • Vinyl album sales during Record Store Day week in the U.S. 2018-2019

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