ABBA "GOLD" Sales.

 

 

 

 Country Sales (Certifications)

Argentina210,000px3 (1999) +g
Australia1,190,000px14 (2014)
Austria90,000px3 (1999)
Belgium350,000px7 (2014)
Brazil100,000g (1994)
Canada1,300,000D (2000) +3p
Chile60,000px3 (1999)
Denmark350,000px7 (2011)
France1,000,000D (1996)
Finland145,000px3 (1999)
Germany2,500,000px5 (2009)
Hong Kong120,000px6 (1999)
Hungary100,000p (1999)
Iceland5,000g (1999)
India20,000p (1999)
Ireland90,000px6 (1999)
Italy320,000gx4 (1999) p (2020)
Israel40,000p (1999)
Japan600,000px3 (2009)
Latvia32,000px4 (1998)
Malaysia100,000px4 (1999)
Mexico250,000p (2008)
Netherlands300,000px3 (1999)
New Zealand240,000px16 (2008)
Norway100,000px3 (1999)
Poland40,000p (1999)
Portugal80,000px2 (1999)
Russia10,000g (2008)
Singapore165,000px11 (1999)
South Africa50,000p (1999)
South Korea100,000p (1999)
Spain500,000px5 (2000)
Sweden500,000px5 (2000)
Switzerland500,000px10 (2008)
Taiwan350,000px7 (1999)
Thailand20,000g (1999)
UK5,700,000px19 (2020)
US6,000,000px6 (2002)
Venezuela50,000s (1999)
 22,087,,000 

 

References - Billboard (Gold - certifications from 1999)

Argentina/ACP  Austria/IFPI  Australia/ARIA  Brazil/ABPD  Belguim/Ultrapop Canada/CRIA Denmark/Hitlisten Finland/IFPI France/Infodisc Germany/Musikindustrie

Japan/RIAJ  Latvia Mexico/Amprofon  New Zealand/RIANZ Russia Sweden/IPFI Switzerland/IFPI  UK/BPI  USA/RIAA

Media Traffic estimated sales of 28m in 2011.  Please note the number next to each symbol, confusingly, represents 2 million sales - so Gold x14 is 28m sales.

  

Estimated sales: 30,000,000 +

An extra 3 million sales in US 

Many countries on list not certified since 1999 (or at least I have no records of more recent ones) 

Plus countries not on list eg in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe.

As you can see sales in the UK are updated regularly, not so in other countries.


 It is reported to have sales of 30,000,000

 

 

UK sales - GOLD with end of year chart positions in final column


 * estimated sale for years 1992-95 inclusive

1992525,000 12
1993205,000 36
1994168,000 63
1995140,000 80
1996130,000 87
1997110,000 100
1998211,000 55
19991,253,000 4
2000367,000 41
2001107,000 148
200242,000 --
200395,000 193
2004377,000 47
2005160,000 118
200694,000 194
200792,000 166
2008410,000 19
2009249,000 54
2010151,000 90
201195,000 130
201281,000 140
201376,000 119
201470,000 103
201584,000 77
201688,000 72
201791,000 77
2018174,000 20
2019122,000  32
2020135,000
19

 

You can see from this the decline in sales. 2020s sales and Year End Chart position within the Top 20 would put it outside the Top 80 in the mid 90s.  A #19 Year End Chart position needed 410,000 sales in 2008 but only 135,000 in 2020.

Even comparing 2018 and 2020 you can see this decline.

Sales were just that up to and including 2013. Streaming was used as well from 2014 onwards.


1999Mamma Mia! opens in London
200430th Anniversary CD/DVD
2008Mamma Mia! film released
2010Special CD/DVD released
2018Mamma Mia 2 released

 

 

Comparison of "Gold" with other compilations. Official figures.

 

CountryGOLDGreatest HitsMore Gold
Australia1,190,0001,100,00070,000
Canada1,000,000500,000100,000
France1,000,000300,000300,000
Germany2,500,000750,000250,000
UK5,700,0002,650,000460,000
US6,000,0001,000,000115,000
 17,390,0006,300,001,295,000

 

Greatest Hits - includes Best Of 

More Gold - Australia's figures are for Complete  Gold - a double album, GOLD and More Gold

From this I would project "Greatest Hits" to be on about 12m and More Gold on about 2.25m.