4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (Second Edition)  
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WHOLESALE SALES

Data from the Australian Recording Industry Association Limited (ARIA) for the year ending December 2007 showed that the value of wholesale sales of sound recordings and music videos totalled $462.2m. Sales of CDs accounted for 80% of total sales, down from 85% in 2006. Music videos and DVDs accounted for a further 11%, up from 10% in 2006. Digital sales have increased markedly, from $7.9m in 2005 to $40.0m in 2007. Digital sales accounted for 9% of total music sales in 2007, up from 5% in 2006 and 1% in 2005. Further information may be found at the ARIA website www.aria.com.au.

13.1 AUSTRALIAN PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL ARIA WHOLESALE SALES(a) - Year ending 31 December 2007

Number of units
Value(b)
'000
$'000

Physical
CD singles
2 497
6 712
Vinyl albums
18
199
Cassette albums
11
54
CD albums
44 045
362 061
Music video/DVD
5 276
53 030
Other(c)
20
192
Total
51 867
422 248
Digital
Digital track
17 647
18 695
Digital album
788
6 778
Mobile master ringtones
5 606
9 976
Other(d)
23 226
4 515
Total
47 267
39 964
Total
99 134
462 212

(a) These figures are based on submissions from reporting ARIA members, estimated to represent approximately 95% of the local wholesale market.
(b) Please note that value figures have been calculated after the application of any volume or other rebates.
(c) Includes sales of vinyl singles, DVD singles, DVD albums, mini disks and Super Audio CD.
(d) Includes sales of digital music video, mobile ringback tunes, streams and subscriptions.
Source: Australian Recording Industry Association Limited, www.aria.com.au.


See Chapter 3 for information on household expenditure on music.





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