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Record Store Day vinyl sales leap 87% year-on-year

Tim Ingham
Record Store Day vinyl sales leap 87% year-on-year

Close to 70,000 vinyl records were sold in UK in the week of Record Store Day 2013 - nearly double the tally achieved in 2012.

According to Official Charts Company data analysed by Music Week, 68,936 records were sold during the week, an 86.5% rise from the 36,957 sold in the week of Record Store Day 2012.

Record Store Day 2013 took place last Saturday (April 20), with independent music stores selling special and limited edition releases on a variety of formats.

Of the 2013 vinyl sales that took place in the chart week of RSD (April 14-20), 1,249 were 7-inch albums (+81%), whilst 25,100 were 12-inch albums (+123%). 27,042 7-inch singles were sold (+79%), along with 15,545 12-inch singles (+71%).

In the same week in 2012, just 687 7-inch albums were sold in Record Store Day week, alongside 12,104 12-inch albums. 15,105 7-inch singles were shifted, along with 9,061 12-inch singles.

It was revealed yesterday that overall album sales at Record Store Day 2013 were up 60% compared to last year, while single sales rose 20%.

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