List of largest recorded music markets

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The world's largest recorded music markets are listed annually by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The ranking is based on retail value (rather than units) each market generates respectively per year; retail value generated by each market varies from year to year. As all financial data is given in US dollars annual rates of change for all countries other than the United States are heavily influenced by exchange rate fluctuations as well as by actual changes in revenue in local currency terms.

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It is important to note that the information presented in this page only accounts for revenue generated from the recorded music industry (recorded music and auxiliary revenues generated by these recordings), and is not reflective of the entirety of the music industry including sectors such as publishing, live music, etc.

IFPI 2017 data

Music markets, with total retail value, and share of Physical, Digital records
RankingMarketRetail value
US $
(millions)
PhysicalDigitalPerformance RightsSynchronization
1 United States 5,916.1 15%75%7%3%
2 Japan 2,727.572%21%5%1%
3 Germany 1,323.1 43%36%20%1%
4 United Kingdom 1,310.7 30%50%18%2%
5 France 925.1 36%34%27%3%
6 South Korea 494.437%59%4%0%
7 Canada 437.221%65%14%1%
8 Australia 412.9 19%68%11%2%
9 Brazil 295.8 5%60%34%0%
10 China 292.33%90%7%0%
11 Netherlands 269.522%50%27%0%
12 Italy 247.939%36%22%3%
13 Spain 205.826%49%24%2%
14 Sweden 199.510%72%17%1%
15 Norway 139.0 9%71%19%1%
16 Denmark 137.97%56%36%1%
17 Switzerland 137.827%52%21%0%
18 Mexico 137.015%79%4%1%
19 India 130.77%78%9%6%
20 Argentina 130.08%31%60%1%
Global total17,270n/an/an/an/a

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Global music report 2018. [1]

IFPI 2016 data

Music markets, with total retail value, and share of Physical, Digital records
RankingMarketRetail value
US $
(millions)
PhysicalDigitalPerformance RightsSynchronization
1 United States 5,318.2 18%70%8%4%
2 Japan 2,745.973%20%6%1%
3 United Kingdom 1,251.1 32%47%19%2%
4 Germany 1,212.0 52%32%16%1%
5 France 849.5 38%30%29%3%
6 Canada 367.927%63%9%0%
7 Australia 357.2 23%64%11%2%
8 South Korea 330.135%59%5%0%
9 Italy 263.7 41%34%22%3%
10 Netherlands 243.328%43%29%1%
11 Brazil 229.814%49%37%0%
12 China 202.24%96%0%0%
13 Sweden 192.412%70%18%0%
14 Spain 190.827%46%26%1%
15 Mexico 133.5 24%66%4%6%
16 Switzerland 117.734%45%21%0%
17 Belgium 117.137%30%33%0%
18 Norway 114.112%66%22%0%
19 India 111.611%65%9%15%
20 Argentina 111.416%24%59%0%
Global total15,700n/an/an/an/a

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Grobal music report 2017. [2]

IFPI 2015 data

Music markets, with total retail value, and share of Physical, Digital records
RankingMarketRetail value
US $
(millions)
% ChangePhysicalDigitalPerformance RightsSynchronization
1 United States 4,997.3 1.0%23%66%7%4%
2 Japan 2,446.73.0%75%18%6%1%
3 United Kingdom 1,354.00.6%35%44%19%2%
4 Germany 1,309.9-0.3%60%25%14%1%
5 France 809.1-2.2%42%25%29%4%
6 Australia 342.86.1%29%57%12%2%
7 Canada 335.88.3%35%52%11%2%
8 South Korea 281.312.4%31%62%7%0%
9 Italy 265.525.1%44%31%22%3%
10 Brazil 247.0-1.8%25%38%37%0%
11 Netherlands 222.610.6%32%36%31%1%
12 Sweden 181.97.6%12%68%19%1%
13 Spain 179.210.0%37%38%24%1%
14 China 169.763.8%10%89%0%1%
15 Argentina 141.6 34.8%21%20%58%1%
16 Mexico 126.414.4%34%60%5%1%
17 Belgium 116.17.5%41%25%34%0%
18 Switzerland 114.37.5%42%37%32%0%
19 Austria 106.0-3.0%56%21%23%1%
20 Norway 105.92.6 %13 %64%23%0%
Global total14,800n/an/an/an/an/a

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI Grobal music report 2016. [3]

IFPI 2014 data

Music markets, with total retail value, and share of Physical, Digital records
RankingMarketRetail value
US $
(millions)
% ChangePhysicalDigitalPerformance RightsSynchronization
1 United States 4,898.3 2.1%26%71%0%4%
2 Japan 2,627.9-5.5%78%17%3%1%
3 Germany 1,404.8 1.9%70%22%7%1%
4 United Kingdom 1,334.6 -2.8%41%45%12%2%
5 France 842.8 -3.4%57%27%13%3%
6 Australia 376.1-6.8%32%56%9%2%
7 Canada 342.5 -11.3%38%53%6%2%
8 South Korea 265.819.2%38%58%3%1%
9 Brazil 246.5 2.0%41%37%21%1%
10 Italy 235.2-4.1%51%33%13%3%
11 Netherlands 204.82.1%45%38%16%1%
12 Sweden 189.41.3%15%73%10%2%
13 Spain 181.115.2%47%35%17%1%
14 Mexico 130.3-1.4%41%53%4%2%
15 Norway 119.9 0.1%14%72%12%2%
16 Austria 114.9-2.7%65%22%13%1%
17 Belgium 111.2-5.8%49%28%22%0%
18 Switzerland 108.2-8.1%52%38%9%0%
19 China 105.25.6%12%87%0%1%
20 India 100.2-10.1%31%58%8%3%
Global total14,966-0.4%46%46%6%2%

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2014 annual report. [4]

IFPI 2013 data

Music markets, with total retail value, and share of Physical, Digital records
RankingMarketRetail value
US $
(millions)
% ChangePhysicalDigitalPerformance RightsSynchronization
1 United States 4,473.5 0.8%30%60%6%4%
2 Japan 3,012.0-16.7%80%16%3%1%
3 Germany 1,365.1 1.1%73%21%6%1%
4 United Kingdom 1,303.5 2.2%44%44%10%1%
5 France 956.21.3%64%23%12%2%
6 Australia 430.8-8.4%37%54%7%2%
7 Canada 424.1 -2.5%41%50%7%2%
8 Italy 238.88.3%56%27%15%3%
9 Brazil 227.9-1.7%54%34%12%1%
10 South Korea 211.39.7%46%51%2%0%
11 Netherlands 205.60.1%49%35%151%
12 Sweden 194.25.7%21%70%8%1%
13 Spain 150.7 -12.4%48%30%22%1%
14 Mexico 135.4-4.4%50%47%2%1%
15 Norway 120.02.4%21%67%11%1%
16 Austria 119.7 -1.5%65%22%13%1%
17 Switzerland 115.6 -10.9%56%37%8%0%
18 Belgium 114.1 -9.6%54%27%19%1%
19 India 113.3-15.9%31%60%7%2%
20 Denmark 95.04.7%30%55%15%0%
Global total15,029.5-3.9%51%39%7%2%

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2013 annual report. [5]

IFPI 2012 data

Music markets, with total retail value, and share of Physical, Digital records
RankingMarketRetail value
US $
(millions)
% ChangePhysicalDigitalPerformance RightsSynchronization
1 United States 4,481.8 -0.5%34%58%4%4%
2 Japan 4,422.04%80%17%2%1%
3 United Kingdom 1,325.8 -6.1%49%39%10%2%
4 Germany 1,297.9 -4.6%75%19%5%1%
5 France 907.6-2.9%64%23%11%2%
6 Australia 507.46.8%45%47%6%2%
7 Canada 453.5 5.8%48%43%7%2%
8 Brazil 257.28.9%62%27%9%2%
9 Italy 217.5-1.8%62%27%9%2%
10 Netherlands 216.3-4.7%58%27%14%1%
11 South Korea 187.5-4.3%55%43%2%0%
12 Sweden 176.718.7%32%59%8%1%
13 Spain 166.6 -5%53%27%19%1%
14 India 146.721.6%31%60%7%2%
15 Mexico 144.58.2%63%35%1%1%
16 Switzerland 128.5 -14.2%61%32%7%N/A
17 Belgium 121.5 -6.3%64%18%17%N/A
18 Norway 118.3 6.7%31%57%11%1%
19 Austria 96.2-12.4%65%21%13%1%
20 China 92.49%18%82%N/AN/A
Global total16,480.60.2%57%35%6%2%

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2012 annual report. [6]

IFPI 2011 data

Music markets, with total retail value, and share of Physical, Digital records
RankingMarketRetail value
US $
(millions)
% ChangePhysicalDigitalPerformance RightsSynchronization
1 United States 4,372.9-0.1%42%51%3%4%
2 Japan 4,087.7-7.0%75%22%2%1%
3 Germany 1,473.7-0.2%78%15%6%1%
4 United Kingdom 1,433.7-3.1%58%32%8%2%
5 France 1,002.2-3.7%71%19%8%2%
6 Australia 475.25.7%55%38%5%2%
7 Canada 434.02.6%54%38%4%4%
8 Netherlands 240.2-12.1%71%14 %15%0%
9 Italy 239.9-6.4%68%20%9%3%
10 Brazil 262.68.6%74%17%8%1%
11 South Korea 199.56.4%44%54%1%1%
12 Spain 190-3.3%56%24%19%1%
13 Switzerland 158.3-16.2%72%23%5%0%
14 Sweden 155.33%45%44%10%1%
15 Mexico 141.25.5%70%28%1%1%
16 India 141.26.2%41%46%8%5%
17 Belgium 140.5-10.2%75%13%12%0%
18 Austria 118.9-7.3%70%18%11%1%
19 Norway 115.1-0.7%43%45%11%1%
20 South Africa 102-18.7%93%6%0%1%
Global total16,645.9-3.0%61%31%6%2%

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2011 annual report. [6]

IFPI 2010 data

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
RankingMarketSingles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US $
(millions)
Population
(millions)
1 Japan 44.5114.517.5176.54,096.9126.8
2 United States 1.5225.88.70.4236.43,635.2310.2
3 Germany 6.898.78.7114.21,713.682.3
4 United Kingdom 2.499.83.5105.71,388.162.3
5 France 1.648.43.353.3999.664.8
6 Australia 0.024.52.60.027.140821.5
7 Canada 0.225.92.728.8343.233.7
8 Italy 0.1160.616.7275.458.1
9 Netherlands 0.516.7221.3270.216.8
10 Brazil 0.020.77.328258.7201.1
11 Belgium 0.210.30.711.2187.610.8
12 Austria 0.17.50.78.3184.18.2
13 Spain 0.010.51.30.111.9183.246.8
14 South Africa 0.9162.10.019171.849.1
15 Switzerland 0.38.40.28.9166.17.7
16 Mexico 0.019.81.221157.9111.2
17 Sweden 0.113.70.414.2136.89.1
18 Norway 0.07.50.27.7131.44.7
19 Russia 126.2139.4
20 Poland 0.08.90.69.5124.438.5
21 South Korea 0.09.59.5116.948.6
22 Denmark 0.16.20.16.495.95.5
23 India 3.935.50.339.7911,173.1
24 Argentina 0.010.3110.482.741.3
25 Finland 0.15.20.35.579.55.3
26 Ireland 0.24.90.25.377.94.4
27 Greece 0.04.40.20.04.674.110.7
28 Turkey 0.310.410.77377.8
29 New Zealand 0.03.60.4457.44.3
30 Taiwan 0.240.50.14.856.323
31 Portugal 0.15.30.55.943.810.8
32 Thailand 3.64.98.539.267.1
33 Hong Kong 0.02.30.42.737.87.1
34 Czech Republic 4.90.1531.910.2
35 Indonesia 26.311.429.2243
36 Hungary 0.03.60.10.03.624.910
37 Malaysia 0.02.10.60.02.723.928.3
38 China 4.10.14.223.21,336.7
39 Colombia 1.90.22.122.744.2
40 Singapore 0.01.30.11.4184.7
41 Philippines 0.02.10.32.415.699.9
42 Chile 2.30.12.413.816.7
43 Venezuela 10.11.113.327.2
44 Croatia 0.01.30.10.01.4114.5
45 Slovak Republic 1.30.01.39.65.5
46 Iceland 0.40.47.59.1
47 Central America 0.80.00.86.841.1
48 Uruguay 0.00.40.00.45.33.5
49 Bulgaria 0.00.30.00.32.47.1
50 Peru 0.20.00.22.229.9
51 Ecuador 0.10.00.00.11.514.8
Global total66.4933.278.10.51,078.216,146.8

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2010 annual report. [7] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

IFPI 2009 data

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
RankingMarketSingles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US $
(millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 1.2292.811.50.63064,562307.2
2 Japan 43.6125190.01187.64,244.5127.1
3 Germany 4.7103.38.9116.91,945.882.3
4 UK 4.2119.45.0128.61,730.561.1
5 France 2.8513.457.21,157.564.1
6 Australia 0.629.440.00234456.222
7 Canada 30.82.333.1401.633.5
8 Netherlands 0.717.82.821.3340.616.6
9 Italy 0.616.60.70.0117.9293.858.1
10 Spain 0.0215.240.0119.2266.846.7
11 Brazil 0.00222.86.028.8246.9198.7
12 Austria 0.48.40.89.6225.78.2
13 Belgium 0.310.70.811.8202.910.4
14 Switzerland 0.19.80.30.000110.2192.47.6
15 Russia 185.7140
16 South Africa 0.317.120.00219.4162.849.1
17 Sweden 0.513.60.40.00114.5162.39.1
18 Mexico 0.0322.11.623.7160.3111.2
19 Norway 0.028.30.38.6159.94.7
20 Denmark 0.016.80.16.9126.95.5
21 Poland 0.0210.21.311.5123.2838.5
22 Greece 0.036.20.26.4107.210.7
23 Finland 0.15.10.35.598.35.3
24 South Korea 0.018.80.2993.348.5
25 India 33.40.333.789.71,166.1
26 Argentina 0.00410.71.31289.240.9
27 Ireland 0.26.30.26.787.74.2
28 Turkey 10.310.380.776.8
29 Portugal 0.046.30.66.971.110.7
30 New Zealand 0.014.60.65.269.14.2
31 Taiwan 0.33.90.64.853.923
32 Thailand 4.66.811.449.865.9
33 Czech Republic 8.88.844.710.2
34 Hong Kong 0.12.70.43.242.77.1
35 Venezuela 1.20.41.632.526.8
36 Indonesia 7.6310.631.3240.3
37 Hungary 0.033.60.10.00033.731.29.9
38 Colombia 2.30.22.530.145.6
39 China 4.20.8528.81,338.6
40 Malaysia 0.0012.50.63.127.225.7
41 Philippines 0.12.50.4318.198
42 Singapore 0.011.60.11.718.14.7
43 Croatia 0.0012.40.10.00012.513.94.5
44 Chile 0.90.1113.716.6
45 Slovak Republic 1.40.11.58.35.5
46 Central America 0.50.020.58.124.2
47 Uruguay 0.50.10.67.43.5
48 Bulgaria 0.00010.60.030.64.67.2
49 Peru 0.10.020.12.329.5
50 Ecuador 0.20.010.2214.6
Global total60.91074.992.60.61,22918,606.2

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2009 annual report. [8] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

IFPI 2008 data

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
RankingMarketSingles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US $
(millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 1.2384.712.30.53985,977.4303.8
2 Japan 48.3165.417.10.04230.85,171.1127.3
3 Germany 7.5107.17.41222,37082.4
4 UK 6.6131.24.5142.32,274.960.9
5 France 4.753.83.261.71,342.564.1
6 Australia 1.430.23.90.0435.5555.321
7 Canada 0.09353.138.253033.2
8 Italy 0.320.60.60.0721.5742758.1
9 Russia 70.170.1395.2140.7
10 Spain 0.0719.81.30.0921.26374.345.2
11 Netherlands 0.418.41.220365.516.6
12 Brazil 0.00325.45.80.00431.2349196
13 Belgium 0.711.60.90.0813.2249.310.4
14 Switzerland 0.411.40.20.0312.03230.67.6
15 Mexico 0.0322.41.423.83217.1110
16 Sweden 0.911.60.40.00112.9205.19.0
17 Norway 0.078.20.38.572034.6
18 South Africa 0.518.72.321.5195.748.8
19 Poland 0.039.90.811172.438.5
20 Denmark 0.027.40.10.0037.523150.95.5
21 Ireland 0.57.20.38142.84.6 [a]
22 Finland 0.16.50.47139.35.2
23 Greece 0.15.60.20.0025.913410.7
24 Argentina 0.0112.61.414.0130.140.5
25 India 360.236.2126.21,148
26 South Korea 0.19.60.29.9118.448.4
27 Turkey 10.710.7103.271.9
28 Portugal 0.16.70.87.698.110.7
29 Thailand 6.17.213.392.766
30 New Zealand 0.024.80.85.692.74.2
31 Taiwan 0.34.10.44.861.222.9
32 Hong Kong 0.023.40.6459.77
33 China 7.72.19.857.31,330
34 Czech Republic 11.511.555.910.2
35 Colombia 40.44.452.745
36 Hungary 0.012.90.10.0003342.19.9
37 Indonesia 5.83.49.236.5237.5
38 Venezuela 10.02128.226.4
39 Singapore 0.0031.90.1227.24.6
40 Chile 1.30.11.423.516.5
41 Croatia 0.0013.90.24.121.74.5
42 Philippines 0.092.60.53.218.496.1
43 Central America 0.90.050.9515.7
44 Iceland 0.50.511.10.308 [b]
45 Bulgaria 1197.3
46 Uruguay 0.50.030.538.43.5
47 Peru 0.20.020.222.729.2
48 Ecuador 0.20.020.222.713.9
Global totalN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A23,490.0

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2008 annual report, except where noted below. [9] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes ^

IFPI 2007 data

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
RankingMarketSingles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US $
(millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 3.3511.126.60.95427,985.6303.8
2 Japan 57.6176.517.10.2251.44,174.5127.3
3 UK 11.31395.2155.52,696.460.9
4 Germany 10.6113.39.11332,142.282.4
5 France 7.962.64.979.951,47164.1
6 Australia 2.633.84.50.00140.9564.820.6
7 Canada 0.0940.83.30.0344.2561.833.2
8 Italy 0.425.51.10.00127493.358.1
9 Russia 0.057575418.8140.7
10 Netherlands 118.8322.838516.6
11 Spain 0.621.120.0423.7374.345.2
12 Austria 1.1100.60.000711.7277.28.2
13 Mexico 0.0630.51.832.3273.9110
14 Brazil 26.65.732.3246.5191.9
15 South Africa 0.319.519.8237.143.8
16 Belgium 113.21.20.0815.4231.410.4
17 Norway 0.29.20.49.8224.64.6
18 Switzerland 0.511.60.30.000112.4216.77.6
19 Sweden 0.9130.614.5206.19
20 Denmark 0.028.60.20.0038.8169.75.5
21 Greece 0.27.60.30.0018.1164.610.7
22 India 37.20.0737.2144.71,148
23 Ireland 0.76.70.20.00077.6130.84.2
24 Poland 0.089.80.510.3128.838.5
25 Finland 0.16.40.46.9123.95.2
26 Argentina 0.02151.316.3121.540.7
27 Turkey 13.313.3119.670.5
28 New Zealand 0.24.80.65.6954.2
29 Portugal 0.044.70.85.592.410.7
30 South Korea 0.096.30.16.480.749.2
31 Taiwan 0.35.40.366722.9
32 Thailand 6.28.114.365.465.5
33 Hong Kong 0.034.40.54.959.77
34 China 13.11.514.656.51,330.3
35 Ukraine 0.0210.30.0710.35545.4
36 Hungary 0.024.50.24.752.59.9
37 Indonesia 52.77.745.5237.5
38 Colombia 3.70.44.145.445
39 Czech Republic 0.0074.50.20.0014.740.810.2
40 Chile 3.50.84.33316.5
41 Singapore 0.012.40.12.530.84.6
42 Venezuela 1.40.081.423.826.4 [c]
43 Croatia 0.0034.90.050.00014.920.74.5 [c]
44 Philippines 0.00530.43.41992.7
45 Central America 1.10.11.216.5
46 Iceland 0.60.616.10.308 [c]
47 Bulgaria 0.80.060.869.47.3 [c]
48 Slovakia 0.0011.10.041.18.25.4
49 Uruguay 0.50.070.577.13.5 [c]
50 Ecuador 0.30.020.323.113.9 [c]
51 Peru 0.10.010.112.729.2 [c]
Global totalN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A25,258.4

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2007 annual report, except where noted below. [12] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes ^

IFPI 2006 data

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
RankingMarketSingles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US $
(millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 2.9614.922.20.9640.99,651.4301.1
2 Japan 63.2197.518.70.2279.64,495.2127.4
3 UK 19164.47.3190.73,051.160.8
4 Germany 15.9114.410.20.08140.52,029.182.4
5 France 18.375.75.70.00299.71,661.763.7
6 Canada 0.249.13.953.2667.833.4
7 Australia 4.638.14.146.8583.620.4
8 Italy 0.728.81.731.2556.958.1
9 Spain 0.825.92.40.129.2464.844.4
10 Russia 0.0672.172.1405141.4
11 Netherlands 1.719.33.50.00124.5383.416.6
12 Mexico 0.0838.61.440357.1108.7
13 Brazil 0.0233639322.7190
14 Belgium 217.51.10.000120.6314.110.4
15 Austria 110.10.70.000911.8277.28.2
16 South Africa 0.0618.72.10.0720.93242.747.4
17 Switzerland 0.912.70.40.0002142287.6
18 Norway 0.39.70.410.4219.74.6
19 Sweden 115.20.60.00916.8214.59
20 Denmark 0.059.80.30.00610.1169.75.5
21 Ireland 1.17.70.50.00029.3145.34.1
22 India 42.542.5145.21,130
23 Greece 0.26.90.37.4137.610.7
24 Turkey 13.513.5123.471.2
25 Finland 0.26.90.47.5122.45.2
26 Poland 0.27.90.68.7102.638.5
27 Portugal 0.02617100.310.6
28 New Zealand 0.460.60.0002795.64.1
29 South Korea 0.017.90.10.002880.749
30 Thailand 7.87.415.272.165.1
31 Taiwan 0.35.70.46.471.422.9
32 China 16.66.923.570.81,322
33 Hong Kong 0.054.70.75.467.97
34 Indonesia 4.32.66.957234.7
35 Colombia 5.40.76.154.544.4
36 Hungary 0.044.70.20.0034.950.610
37 Czech Republic 0.012.90.30.013.238.910.2
38 Chile 3.90.44.335.316.3
39 Singapore 0.012.70.22.932.54.6
40 Malaysia 0.012.20.52.726.424.8
41 Philippines 0.23.90.54.622.191.1
42 Venezuela 1.70.081.719.626.4 [d]
43 Central America 1.10.11.216.939.7 [d]
44 Slovakia 0.00110.0517.95.4 [e]
45 Uruguay 0.50.040.546.66.6 [f]
46 Ecuador 0.40.020.423.813.9 [f]
47 Peru 0.30.020.322.929.2 [f]
Global totalN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A28,121.0

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2006 annual report, except where noted below. [13] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes ^

IFPI 2005 data

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
RankingMarketSingles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
VHS cassettes
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US $
(millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 5705.427.86744.211,195295.7
2 Japan 63.3211.820.10.2295.44,883.5127.4
3 UK 26.8172.68.3207.73,330.460.4
4 Germany 17.8114.79.60.7142.82,146.482.4
5 France 25.496.214.70.09136.391,940.360.7
6 Canada 0.352.54.20.0556.7708.332.8
7 Italy 131.61.834.4639.858.4
8 Australia 7.8423.80.00253.6637.720.1
9 Spain 1.731.13.20.236.2547.140.4
10 Netherlands 220.44.60.00127423.116.4
11 Mexico 0.164.81.866.7410.5106.2
12 Brazil 0.0142.36.548.8390.8186.1
13 Russia 0.168.50.30.0568.9387.6143.4
14 Belgium 2.71410.00117.7324.610.7
15 Austria 1.210.50.60.0212.3276.98.2
16 Switzerland 1.415.10.40.00316.9262.67.5
17 South Africa 0.117.61.60.0519.3253.244.3
18 Norway 0.5110.311.8249.64.6
19 Sweden 1.315.40.60.0217.32359
20 Denmark 0.29.60.30.00210.1177.75.4
21 India 36.336.3156.21,080.3
22 Ireland 1.27.70.60.029.51494
23 Turkey 12.512.5147.571
24 Greece 0.370.37.614310.7
25 Finland 0.37.40.40.0028.1130.85.2
26 New Zealand 0.66.70.50.00047.81224
27 China 34.111.345.4119.71,306.3
28 Portugal 0.270.80.0098113.910.6
29 South Korea 0.19.40.20.0029.7111.148.4
30 Taiwan 0.39.40.50.110.3109.122.9
31 Argentina 0.0513.80.60.00714.4108.239.5
32 Thailand 11.810.922.7106.365.4
33 Poland 0.0490.40.0019.499.738.6
34 Hong Kong 0.035.80.96.779.46.9
35 Indonesia 4.40.75.166.7242
36 Colombia 0.0016.70.375844.9 [g]
37 Hungary 0.034.20.20.0044.753.410
38 Ukraine 0.029.20.040.029.245.249.6 [g]
39 Czech Republic 0.033.20.20.013.44210.2
40 Chile 4.10.9538.816
41 Singapore 0.024.60.2538.34.4
42 Malaysia 0.032.20.72.928.424
43 Philippines 0.23.60.64.424.887.9
44 Central America 1.40.041.419.739.7 [g]
45 Venezuela 20.001216.726.2 [g]
46 Egypt 0.40.010.4113.280.4 [k]
47 Slovakia 0.0021.20.040.0011.29.25.4 [h]
48 Uruguay 0.00010.40.030.75.33.5 [i]
49 Ecuador 0.50.020.0020.524.913.9 [i]
50 Paraguay 1.00.011.013.76.3 [j]
Global total162.01,974.9142.87.52,287.231,595.2

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2005 annual report, except where noted below. [16] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes ^

IFPI 2004 data

Music markets, with total units sold in various categories, total retail value, and population of market region
RankingMarketSingles
(millions)
Albums
(millions)
DVDs
(millions)
Total units
(millions)
Retail value
US $
(millions)
Population
(millions)
1 United States 6.676729809.7 [l] 12,153.4297
2 Japan 81.3201.320.3255.6 [m] 5,167.8127.8
3 UK 31.4174.67.7194.1 [m] 3,508.759.4
4 Germany 23.5146.611.5181.3 [m] 2,14982.5
5 France 24.3106.49126.6 [m] 1,979.360.4
6 Australia 9.639.54.547.6 [m] 716.719.9
7 Canada 0.554.84.860.2 [l] 693.831.7
8 Italy 1.433.1237.8 [l] 652.557.3
9 Spain 1.3343.538.4 [m] 572.841.1
10 Netherlands 2.723.25.329.9 [m] 507.716.2
11 Russia 0.1580.2118.9 [l] 490.8145.5
12 Brazil 0.00451.57.666 [l] 374.2180.7
13 Mexico 0.353.21.656.3 [l] 360104.9
14 Austria 1.69.70.611 [m] 288.68.1
15 Belgium 3.515.61.618.5 [m] 275.110.3
16 Norway 0.912.40.313.1 [m] 273.84.6
17 Sweden 1.416.60.818.1 [m] 267.98.9
18 Switzerland 1.818.20.720.4 [m] 258.87.2
19 South Africa 0.0615.50.722.1 [l] 236.545.2
20 China 5242.3123.6 [l] 211.81,313.3
21 Denmark 0.29.70.410.2 [m] 187.45.4
22 Turkey 14.643.5 [l] 166.272.3
23 India 26.2130.2 [l] 152.51,081.2
24 Ireland 0.87.80.59.1 [m] 145.84
25 Taiwan 0.314.90.715.9142.522.6
26 Thailand 11.815.635.2 [l] 140.763.5
27 Finland 0.490.39.6 [m] 133.65.2
28 South Korea 0.0711.50.114.2 [l] 132.848
29 Portugal 1.99.40.812.6 [l] 127.310.1
30 New Zealand 0.76.70.57.5 [m] 116.83.9
31 Poland 0.110.50.612.3 [l] 9238.6
32 Greece 0.66.90.37.6 [m] 89.311
33 Indonesia 4.61.239.8 [l] 85.4222.6
34 Argentina 0.0112.40.413.4 [l] 83.938.9
35 Hong Kong 0.016.10.66.8 [l] 81.17.1
36 Hungary 0.045.40.27.6 [l] 59.19.8
37 Colombia 0.0075.60.35.948.544.9
38 Singapore 0.0240.24.245.64.3
39 Israel 5.70.25.944.86.6
40 Ukraine 0.037.10.0215.4 [l] 41.749.6
41 Czech Republic 0.033.30.24 [l] 39.610.2
42 Chile 0.140.54.8 [l] 37.516
43 Malaysia 0.0012.80.76.1 [l] 32.324.9
44 United Arab Emirates 1.43.9 [l] 28.43.1
45 Saudi Arabia 0.46.6 [l] 2724.9
46 Philippines 0.13.90.86.3 [l] 24.981.4
47 Pakistan 12.30.240.1 [l] 23.5157.3
48 Central America 30.23.4 [l] 21.239.7
49 Croatia 2.60.022.8 [l] 17.94.4
50 Venezuela 2.60.062.7 [l] 15.9726.2
Global total197.82,114.2197.72,755.733,613.64,948.1

Source: Figures within the table are based on IFPI 2004 annual report, except where noted below. [14] Total units figures are derived by addition of figures reported by referenced sources.

Notes ^

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