4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2009  
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WHOLESALE SALES

Data from the Australian Recording Industry Association Limited (ARIA) for the year ending December 2008 showed that the value of wholesale sales of sound recordings and music videos totalled $425.6m, down $36.6m (8%) on the $462.2m in 2007. Sales of CDs (singles and albums) accounted for 77% of total sales, down from 80% in 2007 and 85% in 2006. Music videos and DVDs accounted for a further 10%, down from 11% in 2007. Digital sales have increased markedly, from $7.9m in 2005 to $54.1m in 2008. Digital sales accounted for 13% by value of total music sales in 2008, up from 9% in 2007 and 5% in 2006. 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 2008

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

Physical
CD singles
1 315
3 570
Vinyl albums
29
392
Cassette albums
4
8
CD albums
38 659
323 800
Music video/DVD
4 421
43 576
Other(c)
11
102
Total
44 439
371 448
Digital
Digital track
23 465
26 735
Digital album
2 853
13 502
Mobile master ringtones
4 733
8 249
Other(d)
97 481
5 704
Total
128 532
54 190
Total
172 971
425 638

(a) These figures are based on submissions from reporting ARIA members, estimated to represent approximately 95% of the local wholesale market.
(b) Value figures have been calculated after any volume or other rebates have been applied.
(c) Includes sales of vinyl singles, DVD singles, DVD albums, mini disks and SACD.
(d) Includes sales of digital music videos, 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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