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This section list the market code information of the codes listed on the record labels. Note that the Country Market Code does not necessarily produced in that country, but that the record is intended to be sold in that country. Export/import records can be recognized by examing/matching the market code with other "country" related information on the label. Eg Led Zeppelin II ATL SD 8236 has printed "Gema" in the top right of the label. While the label bottom reads Mfg Atlantic Recording Corp... Broadway New York. This indicates that this record was Made in the USA and destined as an export record for Germany, most likely for the American Forces located in Germany.

ACAM = Costa Rica
ACDAM = Cuba
ACUM = Israel
AEPI = Greece
AGADU = Uruguay
AKKA/LAA = Latvia
AKM = Austria
ALBAUTOR = Albania
AMCOS = Australia, New Zealand
APA = Paraguay
APDASPAC = Peru
APDAYC = Peru
APRA = Australia
ARTISJUS = Hungary
ASCAP = USA
AUSTROMECHANA = Austria
BIEM = international and relates to some European countries. Additonal information on country of origin can usually be found on the record's label or album cover.
BMI = USA
BUMA = Netherlands
CASH = Hong Kong
CEDAR = Netherlands
CISAC = international
CMRRA = Canada
COTT = Trinidad, Tobago
EAU = Estonia
FCA = Fiji
FILSCAP = Philippines
GEMA = Germany
GESAC = Europe
GESAP = Georgia
GRAMO = Norway
GVL = Germany
HDS = Croatia
HFA = USA
IMRO = Ireland
IPRS = India
JASRAC = Japan
KCI = Indonesia
KODA = Denmark
KOMCA = South Korea
LATGA-A = Lithuania
MACP = Malaysia
MCPS = UK
MCSC = China
MCSK = Kenya
MESAM = Turkey
MUSICAUTOR = Bulgaria
MUST = Taiwan
NCB = Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia
OSA = Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia)
PAMRA = UK
PPL = UK
PRS = UK
RAO = Russian Federation
SABAM = Belgium
SACEM = France
SACEM Luxembourg = Luxembourg
SACM = Mexico
SACVEN = Venezuela
SADAIC = Argentina
SAMI = Sweden
SAMRO = South Africa
SAYCO = Colombia
SAZAS = Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia)
SBACEM = Brazil
SCAM = France
SCD = Chile
SDRM = France
SENA = Netherlands
SESAC = USA
SGA = Guinea-Bissau
SGAE = Spain
SIAE = Italy, The Vatican, San Marino
SOCAN = Canada
SODRAC = Canada
SOKOJ = Serbia, Montenegro (former Yugoslavia)
SOZA = Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia)
SPA = Portugal
STEF = Iceland
STEMRA = Netherlands
STIM = Sweden
SUISA = Switzerland, Liechtenstein
TEOSTO = Finland
TONO = Norway
UACRR = Ukraine
UBC = Brazil
UCMR-ADA = Romania
ZAIKS = Poland

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