The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) last year reported that vinyl sales had surged to 14 million in the USA; in 2015, H1 sales are already totally some 9 million, meaning this year's sales are no doubt set to break previous records once again.

Up till now, US and UK sales of vinyl have grown by 38% and 56% respectively - actual growth, not just freak sales. Record Store Day definitely bolsters the figures, albeit on just one day: 2014's RSD saw a 2000% increase in LP sales. But who's buying all this vinyl?

Turns out that just under half of those who buy records are under 25, with the majority (26%) actually between the ages of 18 and 25 - and they're most likely to be male. See below for a visual representation of the demographics behind vinyl purchasing.


Earlier this year, the UK Official Charts Company decided to launch the first ever Vinyl Charts.