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Number of Starbucks stores in China 2005-2019

In 2019, there were 4,123 company-operated Starbucks stores in China, with 629 newly open stores and 27 closures.

Starbucks in China

Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse chain worldwide, with revenues of 26.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2019 and over 31 thousand storesacross the globe. From its humble coffee bean-roasting origins in Seattle, Washington in 1971, Starbucks expanded rapidly during the 1980s and 1990s, opening its first store outside of North America in Tokyo, Japan in 1996. In January 1999, Starbucks opened its first store in Beijing, China and has since gone on to expand its fleet there to 4,123.

The Asian market of Starbucks

As of September 2019, the country with the most Starbucks stores worldwide was the United States, where over 14 thousand stores were located. China ranked second in front of Japan which had a total of 1,286 locations. The Americas is the largest market for Starbucks by far. In 2019, Starbucks generated 16.7 billion U.S. dollars in the region with the rest of the world making a little over six billion U.S. dollars.

Number of Starbucks stores in China from 2005 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Special properties

fiscal years end on the Sunday closest to September 30

Supplementary notes

* Store data has been adjusted for the acquisition of the Beijing operations by reclassifying historical information from Licensed stores to Company-operated stores.
** Estimated figure for licensed stores. Source only provides number of stores for Greater China (525 stores), which includes mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

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