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Sales of recorded music - half year 1999 summary

  • Figures cover sales in over 70 countries surveyed on an annual basis by IFPI.
  • Figures represent the total legitimate market in each country.
  • Average exchange rates provided by the IMF.

1999 January - June

TOTAL MARKET UNITS   TOTAL MARKET RETAIL VALUE
ALL FIGURES IN MILLIONS SINGLES LPs MCs CDs   US$ LOCAL CURRENCY
EUROPE
AUSTRIA 1.7 0.01 0.3 7.4   140.3 ATS 1,773.4
BELGIUM 4.0 0.02 0.1 9.4   148.0 BEF 5,484.0
CZECH REPUBLIC 0.02 - 1.2 1.4   20.3 CSK 695.0
DENMARK 0.7 - 0.1 7.3   110.4 DKK 753.6
FINLAND 0.2 - 0.4 4.0   54.7 FIM 298.8
FRANCE 18.0 0.2 6.4 46.9   887.9 FRF 5,349.9
GERMANY 27.1 0.3 9.9 84.5   1,304.3 DEM 2,343.3
GREECE* - 0.002 0.2 2.7   35.2 GRD 10,468.6
IRELAND                
ITALY 2.7 0.0 7.1 19.0   318.2 ITL 565,927.0
NETHERLANDS 3.2 0.05 0.1 19.3   267.3 NLG 541.0
NORWAY 0.8 - 0.1 6.4   113.4 NOK 876.1
POLAND 0.1 0.001 9.2 6.8   62.4 PLZ 240.3
PORTUGAL 0.5 - 1.3 5.2   73.3 PTE 13,506.3
RUSSIA - 0.02 24.0 3.0   42.6 RUB 1,009.3
SLOVAKIA 0.003 - 0.3 0.4   5.6 SKK 230.1
SPAIN 0.9 0.0 4.3 21.4   257.2 ESP 39,309.6
SWEDEN 2.6 0.01 0.3 9.0   144.9 SEK 1,189.0
SWITZERLAND 1.4 0.04 0.6 8.7   126.3 CHF 185.6
UK 39.2 1.0 6.4 69.2   1,083.9 GBP 669.3
ASIA
CHINA - - 32.3 3.7   46.5 CNY 385.2
HONG KONG 0.1 0.0002 0.04 4.7   48.8 HKD 378.1
INDONESIA - - 24.3 1.8   55.1 IDR 459,796.2
JAPAN 52.1 5.3 3.3 148.3   3,338.8 JPY 396,452.3
MALAYSIA 0.04 - 3.0 1.5   23.9 MYR 90.7
PHILIPPINES 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.5   16.6 PHP 637.6
SINGAPORE 0.1 - 0.05 2.2   22.5 SGD 38.3
SOUTH KOREA 0.01 - 9.8 7.6   106.2 SKW 126,793.5
TAIWAN 0.7 - 3.9 14.4   160.1 TWD 5,225.3
THAILAND - - 24.1 2.1   67.0 THB 2,485.0
AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA 0.8 - 2.3 4.5   63.3 ZAR 386.6
AUSTRALASIA
AUSTRALIA 5.1 0.01 0.3 16.4   253.7 AUD 394.1
NEW ZEALAND 0.4 0.002 0.4 3.0   41.7 NZD 77.3
LATIN AMERICA
ARGENTINA - - 2.8 8.7   139.4 ARP 139.4
BRAZIL 0.03 - 0 0.02 35.3   253.3 RRC 441.4
CHILE - - 1.4 2.0   30.4 CLP 14,859.4
COLOMBIA 0.8 - 0.3 5.2   71.6 COP 114,497.7
CENTRAL AMERICA 0.01 - 0.5 1.2   19.0 USD 19.0
MEXICO 0.2 0.05 9.4 22.3   261.4 MXP 2,537.3
PERU 0.0003 - 0.1 0.2   4.7 PEN 15.6
URUGUAY - - 0.05 0.3   6.0 UYP 66.0
VENEZUELA 0.007 - 0.1 2.0   27.4 VEB 16,028.3
NORTH AMERICA
CANADA 0.4 - 2.9 29.1   354.0 CAD 528.0
USA 41.5 1.4 56.7 397.9   5,843.6 USD 5,843.6

1998 | 1999

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