About This Statistic
This statistic contains data on the quarterly revenue of Amazon.com from the first quarter of 2007 to the fourth quarter of 2016. During the last reported quarter, the e-commerce company generated total net sales of 43.74 billion U.S. dollars, up from 35.75 billion dollars in the fourth quarter of the previous year.
Amazon – additional information
Launched in 1995 in the United States as an online bookshop, Amazon has grown into an international e-commerce company with separate retail websites in North America for the United States and Canada. In Europe, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain all have their own Amazon sites, as do Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico. As a result Amazon’s audience reach in selected global markets is substantial. As of the second quarter in 2014, 79 percent of internet users in the United Kingdom had accessed Amazon’s e-retailing services in the past month. The United Kingdom has the highest share of any other market worldwide. Second to the United Kingdom came Germany with a 75 percent share of internet users which was followed by the United States with a 72 percent share of internet users.
Two years after its launch, in 1997, Amazon had an estimated 1.5 million worldwide active customer accounts. By 2013, this figure had grown to an estimated 237 million active customer accounts which marked its most popular year to date.
Amazon is constantly adapting the services it provides. In March 2006, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service or S3 was launched to the public in the United States. Amazon’s S3 is an online file storage service which allows users to share files publicly or keep them private. From the fourth quarter 2006 to the second quarter 2013, the total number of objects stored in Amazon’s S3 has been measured. In the fourth quarter of 2006, the year of its launch, Amazon’s S3 had 2.9 billion objects store. By the second quarter of 2013, however this number had grown tremendously to more than two trillion objects.