ABBA "GOLD" Sales.
Country Sales (Certifications)
|Hong Kong||120,000||platinum x6||1999|
|Italy||470,000||gx4 (1999) p (2020)||1990/2020|
|New Zealand||240,000||platinum x18||2008|
References - Billboard (Gold - certifications from 1999)
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
France and Canada sales at 1 million each and both need updating
Sweden, Switzerland, Spain sales at 500,000 each and need updating
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.
On these official but mainly outdated sales the UK and US sales are about half the global total. Even if updated sales are about 30 million those sales still represent 50% of the total - 9m in the US, 6m in the UK.
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
As of Friday 24th September 2021 ABBA Gold has sold 116,000 during 2021 and is currently the 13h best seller of the year.
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.
|1999||Mamma Mia! opens in London|
|2004||30th Anniversary CD/DVD|
|2008||Mamma Mia! film released|
|2010||Special CD/DVD released|
|2018||Mamma Mia 2 released|
Comparison of "Gold" with other compilations. Official figures.
|Country||GOLD||Greatest Hits||More Gold|
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.