Circle Chart released its review of physical album export dates of 2022
Cake chartformerly known as gaon, recently published its overview of physical album export data for 2022. The overview includes eight charts illustrating different types of physical album sales data from 2022 and earlier years, including the countries that exported last year compared to 2021 exported most of the physical albums. the combined export share of the major countries in terms of album sales. , and other interesting information.
The first of the eight charts shows a comparison of the countries with the most Korean physical album exports in 2022 versus 2021. The top three countries – Japan, China and the United States respectively – remained in the same positions and are overwhelmingly the top Album buyers while countries at #4 and below are somewhat consistent but also vary between the two years.
The second chart simply shows the total value—in US$1,000—that physical exports of Korean albums made each year between 2013 and 2022. In 2022, the total value was $231,389,000, a 4.8% increase over 2021.
The third chart shows how the three countries with the most exported Korean albums – Japan, China and the United States – contributed to the overall percentage of albums exported annually from 2012 to 2022. In 2022, Japan contributed 36%, China 22%, and the United States contributed 17%. Interestingly, while Japan and China overall reduced their percentage share from previous years, the United States rose gradually but steadily.
The fourth chart shows the percentage of total Korean album exports that the top three countries have contributed to the total each year since 2019. 2019 was the first year the three countries hit the 70 percent mark, after the United States hit double-digit numbers for the first time. Album Exports.
The fifth chart shows a comparison between the top three exporting countries of Korean albums each month in 2022. It shows that Japan accounts for the bulk of album exports each month except September, and the surge in May skyrockets, likely due to artists with time releases like SEVENTEEN, SMSetc THE SERAFIM.
The sixth chart again compares the top 3 countries with the most Korean albums exported to them each year since 2012, this time measured in US$1,000 rather than percentage. The only year the United States overtook China was 2020, which likely has something to do with that btsIt is Soul card: 7 release.
The seventh chart compares the four largest European countries that have contributed the most Korean album exports – the Netherlands, the United Kingdom (listed as England in the table), France and Germany. Sales in all four countries increased significantly between 2015 and 2018, with total exports from the UK and Germany increasing between 2021 and 2022, while the Netherlands and France fell.
Finally, the eighth chart shows data similar to the last two, except for the five Asian countries with the most Korean album exports – Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. Almost all of these countries saw a decrease in Korean album exports between 2021 and 2022, with the exception of Vietnam, where they increased slightly.
It’s fascinating to see how Korean and K-pop album sales change every year around the world, showing that the music genre is gaining popularity in many places while it seems to have some dormancy in others. We’ll have to wait and see how trends continue in 2023 and beyond!