Amazon operating income 2014-2018, by segment

This statistic presents the annual operating income of Amazon from 2014 to 2018, by segment. In 2018, operation income of Amazon's AWS businesss amounted to almost 7.3 billion U.S. dollars. Despite being primarily known as an online retailer, the company's cloud business AWS generated the most operating profit out of all the key operations segments.

Annual operating income of Amazon from 2014 to 2018, by segment

North AmericaInternationalAWS
2014360-640458
20151,425-6991,507
20162,361-1,2833,108
20172,837-3,0624,331
20187,267-2,1427,296
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

In Q1 2016, the company began allocating stock-based compensation and “Other operating expense, net” to the segment results and subsequently, results prior to 2014 cannot be compared to the adjusted figures of 2014 and 2015.

The company defines its business segment as follows: "The North America segment primarily consists of amounts earned from retail sales of consumer products (including from sellers) and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca, and www.amazon.com.mx. This segment includes export sales from these websites."

"The International segment primarily consists of amounts earned from retail sales of consumer products (including from sellers) and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites such as www.amazon.com.au, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.in, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.nl, www.amazon.es, and www.amazon.co.uk. This segment includes export sales from these internationally-focused websites (including export sales from these sites to customers in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada), but excludes export sales from our North American websites."

"The AWS segment consists of amounts earned from global sales of compute, storage, database, and other service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions."

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