Worldwide Record Sales Slow in ’97
Global music sales continued to slow last year, with worldwide sales growing by a mere two percent in 1997 over 1996, according to figures released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Sales in 1996 showed a 5.5 percent increase over 1995, while 1994 retail sales growth was measured at 15 percent.
The new figures indicate that North America reclaimed its position at the top
of the global music market in 1997, with 33.8 percent of
the market share, beating out Europe’s 33.3 percent. Japan
remained the third-largest region for sales and the second
largest individual country behind the United States, claiming
16.5 percent of the market.
2001 - The percenteces for every country according to worlwide sales CDs are:
|8) LATIN AMERICA||area 3%|
This year UK market is going better and earned 1% (last year the percentage was 6%).