Costco's number of warehouses worldwide 2011-2019

As of 2018, Costco operated 782 warehouses worldwide, up from 592 warehouses in 2011. Each year the company has opened new branches and is now one of the top retailers worldwide in terms of revenue.

Costco Key Facts

Costco opened its first warehouse in 1983 in Seattle, Washington, where the company is still headquartered today. Costco is known for selling bulk goods and requiring a membership in order to shop there. In 2019, Costco boasted over 98 million club members worldwide, up from 76.4 million members in 2014. Costco’s net sales have also seen a steady increase over the last several years and amounted to 149.35 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

Costco Consumer Behavior

Costco consistently ranks highly in terms of customer satisfaction and retained many loyal customers over the years. In 2018, Costco had a customer satisfaction rating of 83, a higher score than any other department or discount store in the United States. About 37 percent of Costco shoppers in the United States are between the ages of 30 and 49 years, making up the largest share of Costco’s customer base of any age group.

Number of Costco warehouses worldwide from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* 53-week fiscal year.
Fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest to August 31 of each year.
Figures prior to 2015 were taken from previous annual reports.

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