France  

Total sales 8.5m 

Albums 3.4m 

Singles 5.4m (physical only - no downloads included)

Source

 

Singles

Gimme Gimme Gimme 613,000

Fernando 602,000 

Money Money Money 520,000

Super Trouper 432,000

Waterloo 417,000 


 

Certifications for singles


Fernando 500,000

Money Money Money 500,000

Gimme Gimme Gimme 500,000

I Know There's Something Going On - Frida 495,000

 

Albums

The ABBA Story 100,000

Gold - Greatest Hits 1,115,000 *

Forever Gold - 100,000

The Definitive Collection - 50,000

More Gold - 355,000


Sales 1974-81


Singles

Waterloo 400,000 + 

I Do I Do I Do 200,000+

SOS 100,000+

Fernando 500,000+

Dancing Queen 200,000+

Money Money Money 500,000+

Knowing Me Knowing You 300,000+

The Name of the Game 100,000+

Take a Chance on Me 250,000 +

Eagle 80,000+

Summer Night City 100,000+

Chiquitita  150,000+

Gimme Gimme Gimme 600,000+

The Winner Takes it All 250,000+

Super Trouper 400,000+

One of Us 200,000+

Head Over Heels 100,000+



Albums

Greatest Hits 75,000+

Arrival 200,000+

The Album 150,000+

Voulez Vous 200,000+

Greatest Hits Vol 2 100,000+

Super Trouper 250,000+

The Visitors 100,000+ ?


Source: HERE


 

Certification levels based on date of release
 

Certifications for albums

* This estimate puts it much higher at 1,650,000.  It seems the infodisc quote above is out of date. 

 

Certifications

Gold - Greatest Hits - Diamond

Greatest Hits vol 2 - Platinum

Arrival - Platinum

Voulez Vous - Platinum

Super Trouper - Platinum

Golden Double Album - Platinum

Greatest Hits - Gold

ABBA- Gold

The Album - Gold

The Visitors - Gold

More Gold - Gold

The Definitive Collection - Gold

Voyage - Platinum



How Certifications are decided

 

 

Diamond = 1,000,000; Platinum = 200,000  Gold = 100,000 

Since 2009 -  Diamond = 500,000 Platinum = 100,000  Gold = 50,000.