Vinylize commissioned researchers to determine how much PVC can be produced on average from one barrel of crude. These estimations do not take into account transportation or production of sleeves.
It takes roughly 1 barrel of crude oil to produce 50 vinyl records. Please keep in mind that there are many variables such as the quality of the crude and the weight of the pressing.
In 2013 6.1 million vinyl records were sold in the USA alone.