In 2000 Americans bought nearly 1 billion rolls of film annually. This year, how many rolls of film will be purchased?


by / May 31, 2011

Answer: 20 million. According to the AP, "At the turn of the 21st century, American shutterbugs were buying close to a billion rolls of film annually. This year, the total could be a mere 20 million rolls. Equally startling has been the plunge in film camera sales. Americans bought 19.7 million film cameras in 2000; that number might dip below 100,000 this year."

Do you still have or use a film camera? 

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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