IELTS Writing Task # The annual number of rentals and sales of films from a particular store between 2002 to 2011.
IELTS Writing Task
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The chart below shows the annual number of rentals and sales(in various formats) of films from a particular store between 2002 to 2011.Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The given bar chart illustrates how the yearly rentals and sales of films from a specific store over a period of 10 years.
It can be observed that rentals and VHS sales had a similar trend, as both experienced a decrease in their figure over the period in question. There was a steady decline in the annual number of rentals after 2002 with nearly 1.8 million in 2002 but it dropped down by 3 times (0.6 million) in 2011. Similarly, the sales of VHS which was around 80000 in 2002 reached to 10000 in 2005 and there were no VHS sales after that.
In comparison, the annual sales of DVD increased substantially for the first six years and reached the highest peak of sales of 2 million in 2007. But after 2007, the DVD sales observed a downfall with nearly 160000 in 2011. Lastly, the sales of Blu-rays films started in 2007 and it increased over the period of time.
Overall, the popularity of rentals and VHS films declined between 2002 and 2011 whereas, that of DVD and Blu- rays films witnessed a rise in their popularity.