The above graph represents Amazon annual revenue by segment, starting from fiscal 2001 to 2018. Amazon’s operations are divided into three reportable segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). In 2018, Amazon annual revenue/net sales increased a massive 30.9% YoY to $232,887 million, globally – the highest-ever in history. Interestingly, more than 60% of the company’s total revenue in 2018 came from North America segment. On the other hand, Amazon’s International and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segment accounted for nearly 28% and 11% of the company’s total consolidated revenues in 2018, respectively.
|Source||Amazon Annual Reports, SEC Filings|
|Last Updated||05 November 2019|
|Note||Amazon Fiscal Year – from January to December|
Amazon annual revenue from North America reached an all-time high of $141,366 million in 2018, with an impressive 33.2% YoY increase. A majority of that came in the fourth quarter alone.
Meanwhile, Amazon annual revenue from International markets also reached highest-ever $ 65,866 million in 2018, with over 21% YoY increase.
The AWS revenue in 2018 increased a whopping 47% YoY to $25,655 million – the highest-ever till date. Nearly 30% of that company generated in the fourth quarter of 2018.
About Amazon.com, Inc: Additional Information
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.
In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.
On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.
Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.
In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.
With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.
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