Like I have said multiple times here, kpop sales were very steady from 2011-16 (mainly thanks to Exo)
I was actually a bit surprised that sales were so steady from 2011 to 2016. I was expecting to see a noticeable bump up in sales after EXO's debut.
I expect kpop sales to either decrease or be stagnant as soon as touring starts.
Yes, I'm very curious as well to see how sales will hold up once we get past the pandemic!
It would have been better if you had included 2010 data as well since that is when GAON was found so we could have had full GAON data.
Ah, so although Gaon started in 2010, their web site actually doesn't provide physical sales data until January 2011.