Nearly 8 million records were sold on Discogs in 2017

Nearly 8 million records were sold on Discogs in 2017

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An 18.8% increase from 2016.

Discogs has revealed its sales data from 2017, with vinyl continuing to be the highest selling format.

According to the site 7,949,932 records were sold in 2017, versus 6,691,144 in 2016 – an increase of 1,258,788.

By comparison 1,848,798 CDs – the second highest selling format – were sold in 2017.

A 7″ promo single of the Beatles’ ‘Love Me Do’ was the most expensive item sold on Discogs, for $14,757.

Head to Discogs for the full report, and check out the most expensive releases sold on the site in 2107 below.

Discogs top selling releases 2017

1. The Beatles – Love Me Do, 7″ Single, Promo $14,757.00
2. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen, 7″ Single $14,690.00
3. Billy Nicholls – Would You Believe, LP, Album, $10,324.00
4. Röyksopp – Melody A.M., 2xLP, Album, LTD, w/lbl $8,728.00
5. Charley Patton – Love My Stuff / Jersey Bull Blues Shellac, 10″, Mono $7,132.00
6. Pet Shop Boys – Yes 11×12″, Album + Box, Ltd $7,000.00
7. Forever Amber – The Love Circle LP, Album, Mono $6,714.00
8. Leaf Hound – Growers of Mushroom LP, Album $6,184.00
9. Speed, Glue & Shinki – Speed, Glue & Shinki – 2xLP $5,205.00
10. The Flaming Lips – 24 Hour Song Skull, Memory Stick (EP, EXT + FILE, WAV, 24 + FILE, WAV, 16) $5,035.00

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