Total Number of Daily and Sunday Newspapers, U.S.
Plunkett Research Estimate
Nationally, more than 54 million newspapers are sold daily, with an
average of 2.3 readers per copy. On Sunday more than 58 million
newspapers are sold with an average of 2.4 readers per copy.
"Today more than 60,000 newspapers are published around the globe,
including 8000 dailies, with a combined circulation of 500 million and
are read by an estimated 1.5 billion people."
World 2003: "World. We calculate that the total world flow of book copies was
approximately 4.0 billion books..."
United States. About 1.62 billion books were purchased in the United States in 2001
"The global music market was worth $US32 billion* (28.5 billion Euros)
with total unit sales (including music video) of 2.7 billion..."
Internet based Sales: "US-based services achieved downloads of 19.2
million in the second half of 2003..."
814.1 million total units shipped in 2004
Including other formats in addition to CDs, the number of overall
units shipped to retail increased by 4.4 percent, representing a 3.3
percent increase in retail value compared to 2003. Counting all
formats and all distribution channels, both retail and special markets
distribution channels (music clubs and mail order), overall shipments
increased by 2 percent in 2004, which represented a 2.5 percent
increase in value. The increase is based on 814.1 million total units
shipped in 2004, compared to 798.4 million in 2003.
"In 2004 alone, consumers spent more than $7.3 billion on 235 million
computer games, according to the Entertainment Software Association
Over 27,000 DVD-Video titles available in the U.S.
The home entertainment industry enjoyed another record quarter
shipping 231.7 million DVD titles to retail in the first three months
of 2003, a 93 percent increase over shipments in the first quarter of
last year. According to figures compiled by Ernst & Young on behalf of
the DVD Entertainment Group, the total number of units shipped in
North America has reached nearly 1.6 billion since launch.
MUSIC & DVD VIDEO
A report from RIAA lists the 2004 year end stats:
Total Units Shipped (includes CDs, DVD Audio, DVD Video, Music Video)
is 814.1 million.
For a detailed breakdown by media from 1994 to 2004 please see
media statistics OR demographics
media research OR reports
global media research
"* books were sold"
media sales worldwide books music newspapers
"* newspapers were sold"
global music sales
"*computer games were sold"
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