Sweden's recorded music market continued to shrink in the first quarter, new figures published by industry body GLF reveals.

Sweden's recorded music market continued to shrink in the first quarter, new figures published by industry body GLF reveal.

For the three months to March 31, the market declined 16.9% from the same period last year to 227.9 million kronor ($32 million). Volume was down 14.3% year-on-year to 4.8 million units.

Shipments of albums dropped 16.4% to 215.4 million kronor ($30.1 million) and 14.9% to 4.4 million units.

Music-related DVD sank 35% to 7.8 million kronor ($1.1 million) and 19.1% to 96,000 units.

The singles format, however, registered a 3.3% increase in value to 4.5 million kronor ($634,500). In volume terms, singles declined 2.8% to 276,000 units.

GLF estimates that its member companies account for 90% of pre-recorded music sales in Sweden.