Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory

The BPI estimates 3.5 million LPs or more could be bought this year.

Vinyl sales in the UK are expected to reach their highest point since 1988 this year, topping the three million mark for the first time in nearly three decades.

Gennaro Castaldo, Director of Communications at industry watchdog BPI, said in a statement that “sales of vinyl have risen dramatically since their low point in 2007” with over 2 million LPs purchased last year for the first time in more than two decades.

“The BPI has every expectation this trend will continue, and estimates that up to 3.5 million LPs or more could be purchased during the course of 2016”.

Earlier this week, Sainsbury’s claimed it is now the UK’s largest vinyl retailer, having taken an 8 per cent market share despite only having begun stocking records in January.

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