How to track recording sales?

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How to track recording sales?

Hello -- I am looking for a way to track the sales of (multiple)
recordings in the UK.  In the US and Canada, there is a company called
Soundscan that tracks the sales of all CDs and DVDs going back 30
years.  Is there anything comparable in the UK?

Specifically I am
looking into the number of and sales of recordings of Handel's
Messiah.  I realize I could track down individual recordings on Amazon
and contact the record companies directly, but they are generally very
reluctant to give out figures -- plus I am hoping that the information
already exists in aggregate form somewhere.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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