• The Industry slide continued in 2014 with Unit Sales down (16.7%) and Retail Sales down (11.0%)
  • The accelerate rate of decline was due to the closure of Source Interlink Distribution. It is estimated that the decline without the closure of Source would have been in the (7.0%) range.
  • Average Retail Per Copy Sold is at the highest level ever, $5.27, Up 6.9% vs. Prior Year. The shift in higher cover prices is a reflection of the higher rate of decline in higher frequency, lower cover priced titles combined with the increase in releases of higher priced SIP titles.
  • Since 2010 total industry sales have fallen (42.3%) in units and (34.2%) in dollars
  • Sell through is at an all time low of 29.0%
YearUnit SaleDollar SalePct SaleDiff UnitsDiff $Avg Retail Price
2010897.5$4,14634.5%(8.1%)(6.6%)$4.62
2011796.4$3,73732.9%(11.3%)(9.9%)$4.69
2012712.8$3,42732.1%(10.4%)(8.3%)$4.80
2013621.2$3,06430.4%(12.8%)(10.6%)$4.93
2014517.5$2,72829.0%(16.7%)(11.0%)$5.27

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