Recording Media--Manufacturers' Shipments: 1996 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1111):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 40 rows and 13 columns.

1,137.2 represents 1,137,200,000. Based on reports of Recording Industry Association of America members compnies who distributed about 84 percent of the prerecorded music in 2006. These data are supplemented by other sources


  1. Net, after returns.
  2. Includes DualDisz.
  3. Includes DVD video.
  4. Includes cassette, LP/EP, DVD audio, and SACD.
  5. Includes CD single, cassette single, and vinyl single
  6. Includes singles and albums.
  7. Includes Master Ringtunes, Ringbacks, full length downloads and other mobile.
  8. Weighted annual average. Number of units not included in total.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.