Quarterly revenue of Amazon Web Services from 1st quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Revenue in million dollars
Q1 '14 1,050
Q2 '14 1,005
Q3 '14 1,169
Q4 '14 1,420
Q1 '151,566
Q2 '151,824
Q3 '152,085
Q4 '152,405
Q1 '162,566
Q2 '162,886
Q3 '163,231
Q4 '163,536
Q1 '173,661
Q2 '174,100
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The statistic illustrates the Amazon Web Services cloud computing and hosting revenue as of the second quarter of 2017. The last reported quarter, AWS generated revenues of over 4.1 billion U.S. dollars.

Amazon Services

Amazon is the one of the leading online retailers worldwide and the leading e-retailer in the United States. In 2016, net sales amounted to over 136 billion U.S. dollars, up from 107 billion U.S. dollars in the previous year. Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer of books, clothing, electronics, music and many other consumer products. The company is also the producer of the world’s most famous e-book reader, the Amazon Kindle.

The vast majority of Amazon’s revenues are generated through the sales of electronics and other products, followed by third-party seller services and AWS. Although primarily active in the B2C market, Amazon also enables third-party sellers to trade their products as well as providing technology infrastructure services (Amazon Web Services, AWS) to businesses. As of the first quarter of 2017, 50 percent of paid units were sold by third-party sellers.

Amazon Web Services include cloud computing and hosting services which is a growing sector of online enterprise services. AWS is one of the most popular public cloud platform and infrastructure service worldwide, with 57 percent of respondents from a global survey indicating that they were already running apps on the platform. Other popular cloud services providers include Microsoft with Azure, Google, Oracle and IBM.

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