Gold-Greatest Hits

ABBA "GOLD" Sales.

 

 

 

 Country Sales (Certifications)

Argentina 180,000 px3 (1999)
Australia 1,190,000 px14 (2014)
Austria 90,000 px3 (1999)
Belguim 350,000 px7 (2014)
Brazil 100,000 g (1994)
Canada 1,000,000 D (2000)
Chile 60,000 px3 (1999)
Denmark 350,000 px7 (2011)
France 1,000,000 D (1996)
Finland 145,000 px3 (1999)
Germany 2,500,000 px5 (2009)
Hong Kong 120,000 px6 (1999)
Hungary 100,000 p (1999)
India 20,000 p (1999)
Ireland 90,000 px6 (1999)
Italy 400,000 gx4 (1999)
Israel 40,000 p (1999)
Japan 600,000 px3 (2009)
Latvia 32,000 px4 (1998)
Maylasia 100,000 px4 (1999)
Mexico 250,000 p (2008)
Netherlands 300,000 px3 (1999)
New Zealand 240,000 px16 (2008)
Norway 100,000 px3 (1999)
Poland 40,000 p (1999)
Portugal 80,000 px2 (1999)
Russia 10,000 g
Singapore 165,000 px11 (1999)
South Africa 50,000 p (1999)
SouthKorea 100,000 p (1999)
Spain 500,000 px5 (2000)
Sweden 500,000 px5 (2000)
Switzerland 560,000 px10 (2008)
Tawain 350,000 px7 (1999)
Thailand 20,000 g (1999)
UK 5,100,000 px17 (2016)
US 6,000,000 px6 (2002)
Venezuela 50,000 s (1999)
  23,332,000  

 

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 sales30,000,000 +

An extra 3 million sales in US and Canada

Extra  million sales in UK and France

Another million sales in Belguim, Netherlands,  Sweden, Norway, Ireland 

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.

 

 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

1992 525,000   12
1993 205,000   36
1994 168,000   63
1995 140,000   80
1996 130,000   87
1997 110,000   100
1998 211,000   55
1999 1,253,000   4
2000 367,000   41
2001 107,000   148
2002 42,000   --
2003 95,000   193
2004 377,000   47
2005 160,000   118
2006 94,000   194
2007 92,000   166
2008 410,000   19
2009 249,000   54
2010 151,000   90
2011 95,000   130
2012 81,000   140
2013 76,000   119
2014 70,000   103
2015 84,000   77
2016 88,000   72
  5,369,000    

 

1999 Mamma Mia! opens in London
2004 30th Anniversary CD/DVD
2008 Mamma Mia! film released
2010 Special CD/DVD released
 

 

 

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

 

Country GOLD Greatest Hits More Gold
Australia 1,190,000 1,100,000 70,000
Canada 1,000,000 500,000 100,000
France 1,000,000 300,000 300,000
Germany 2,500,000 750,000 250,000
UK 5,100,000 2,400,000 460,000
US 6,000,000 1,000,000 115,000
  16,790,000 6,050,000 1,295,000

 

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.