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Costco membership worldwide 2014-2020

In 2020, just over 105 million people had paid for a yearly Costco membership. The number of cardholders has been growing steadily since 2014. Costco Wholesale Corporation is a growing membership-only retail company, which offers goods in bulk at competitive prices.

Top retail brands

The American Costco had a brand value of approximately 21 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, making it the fifth most valuable retail brand in the world that year. The top four included companies, such as Amazon and Walmart. Based on revenue, however, Walmart Inc. was the leading retailer by far, generating over 500 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Costco Wholesale Corporation stood in second place with a retail revenue of more than 140 billion U.S. dollars.

Costco growth

Costco’s worldwide revenue numbers have been increasing steadily with each consecutive year and are expected to continue growing. By 2025, the company’s earnings are expected to reach roughly 200 billion U.S. dollars. Additionally, the number of Costco warehouses has been on the rise. Between 2011 and 2019, the number of warehouses operated by the company has grown by almost 200.

Number of Costco card holders worldwide from 2014 to 2020

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Survey time period

2014 to 2020

Special properties

Fiscal year ends on the Sunday closest to August 31

Supplementary notes

Fiscal year 2019 ended on September 1, 2019.
Data prior to 2017 have been taken from previous annual reports.

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