Revenue of Samsung Electronics by business segment 2011-2019, by quarter

As of the third quarter of 2019, Samsung Electronics’ mobile communications segment was its biggest revenue generator, bringing in approximately 23.35 billion U.S. dollars. Other key segments are the company’s semiconductor and display panel businesses which also contributed significantly to Samsung’s total revenue of about 51.5 billion U.S. dollars for the third quarter of 2019.


Samsung, perhaps best known for its consumer electronics division, owns business ventures that span across a large range of industries. Controlling some of the top companies operating in every sector from electronics to insurances to shipbuilding, Samsung ranks among the largest conglomerates in the world in terms of market value. The company employs hundreds of thousands of workers and accounts for a significant portion of South Korea’s GDP, meaning that Samsung is massively influential within its home country.

Mobile Communications segment

The cornerstone of Samsung’s success is its mobile communications segment, which includes various lines of smartphones and wearables as well as the company’s library of application software such as Samsung Pay. The company’s Samsung Galaxy line is among the most popular in the world and contributes towards making Samsung one of the largest smartphone brands in the world in terms of worldwide shipments.

Samsung Electronics' revenue by product/business segment from 1Q'11 to 3Q'19 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures were converted from South Korean won to U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of 1 Korean Won = 0.000831 U.S. dollars (Sept 30, 2019) Sales for each business unit include intersegment sales.
**in 2011, Samsung categorized visual display under the Digital Media & Appliances segment.
***In 2011, Samsung categorized mobile communications under the Telecom segment.

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