This article gives some nice numbers showing how serious the British are about their vinyl. Vinyl staging a comeback? When did it leave? Did we miss something? Link

Last year they accounted for 14.7% of all the singles sold in the UK. According to music industy figures, sales of vinyl records have soared sixfold between 2001 and 2005. Virgin Megastores reports that vinyl singles of new releases from artists like Arctic Monkeys, the Raconteurs and Pete Doherty now outsell CDs by more than two to one. The vinyl craze is not only confined to singles, with bands like White Stripes increasingly releasing vinyl long-playing albums.