Percentage of Walmart's net sales in the U.S. by merchandise unit 2011 and 2012

This timeline depicts the share of Walmart's net sales by different merchandise units in the United States in the fiscal years 2011 and 2012. Net sales from entertainment came second with a share of 12 percent in fiscal year 2012. Walmart's grocery segment was the most important merchandise unit and accounted for over a half of sales in both years.

Share of Walmart's net sales in the United States in 2011 and 2012, by merchandise unit*

Health and Wellness****11%11%
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Release date

March 2012


United States

Survey time period

2011 and 2012

Supplementary notes

*Walmart's fiscal year runs from February 1 to January 31 of the following year.
**Grocery consists of a full line of grocery items, including meat, produce, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods and pet supplies.
***Entertainment contains electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service and books.
****Hardlines consist of stationery, automotive accessories, hardware and paint, sporting goods, fabrics and crafts and seasonal merchandise.
*****Health and wellness includes pharmacy and optical services.
******Apparel includes apparel for women, girls, men, boys and infants, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
*******Home includes home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home décor, outdoor living and horticulture.

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