About This Statistic
This statistic shows the global revenue earned by Sony between 2008 and 2016. The official business figures were published in Japanese yen and the conversion values were retrospectively calculated using the rate from 31 March 2016*. In 2009, Sony recorded revenue of around 68.72 billion U.S. dollars.
Sony corporation global revenue – additional information
Founded in 1946 in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Corporation is one of the largest international conglomerates in Japan alongside Panasonic, Hitachi and Toshiba. Sony is responsible for a number of significant innovations, for example the Walkman in 1979. Nowadays its diverse business focuses on electronics, games, financial services and entertainment. In 2013, the net income of Sony amounted to approximately 430.3 million yen, or 418.5 million U.S. dollars.
Sony Mobile Communications, formerly Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, counts as a leading manufacturer of mobile phones. In 2013, 17.9 percent of Sony’s sales had been achieved through mobile products and communications. That year, Sony ranked eighth in the global mobile phone marketwith a global sales share of approximately two percent. The dominant player in the sector, Samsung Electronics from South Korea reached a market share of 24.6 percent.
Sony and Samsung are not only competitors in the field of mobile phones. In 2013, Sony sold approximately 13.5 million LCD TV's, ranking fourth in the world market. In this segment, Samsung again held the largest market share with 20.8 percent. LG Electronics ranked second place, followed by Chinese electronics company TCL.