UK vinyl sales set to top one million for first time since 1996

Annual vinyl sales approach 18-year high

The vinyl revival continues with UK sales reported to be at their highest point since 1996.

Vinyl sales in the UK are set to reach the one million mark this year. The last time UK vinyl sales hit the seven-digit mark was in 1996.

Billboard report that vinyl sales are currently close to 800,000, “with the all-important holiday season still to come”. Last year, only 780,674 vinyl sales were recorded for the entire calendar year.

Earlier this year, Jack White’s new album ‘Lazaretto’ was recently confirmed as the highest-selling vinyl album since Pearl Jam in 1994.

However, vinyl sales are still only responsible for around 1 per cent of all UK album revenue. CD sales – meanwhile – stand at 64% and digital album sales at 35%.

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