Alibaba sees revenues rocket

Chinese online giant Alibaba has announced that it has had year on year revenue increases in the region of 54% for the quarter ended 31 December. Alibaba reported revenues of RMB53,248 million.

“Our robust December quarter demonstrates the strength of the Chinese consumer and Alibaba’s ability to create value across our vast ecosystem,” said Daniel Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group. “The 11.11 Shopping Festival featured Alibaba at its best, integrating commerce, entertainment and social engagement, all happening globally at record scale.”

In a statement posted today (24 January), Alibaba said that its international expansion was “laying the foundation for long-term growth.”

“Our cross-border and international consumer businesses saw robust growth during the quarter. These businesses comprise Tmall Global for cross-border imports, AliExpress for cross-border exports, and Lazada for the Southeast Asia market,” said Alibaba.

“We continue to see opportunities in overseas markets where we bring a unique value proposition to merchants and consumers. For instance, Tmall Global provides global brands, retailers, small businesses and farmers from economies around the world access to over 440 million Chinese consumers on our platform. Further, we continue to invest in the commerce infrastructure in emerging markets, such as Southeast Asia, to expand merchant and consumer opportunities and capture the long-term growth potential of cross-border and local trade.”

Alibaba, being the Chinese gateway for many western SMB e-commerce companies, is reaping the rewards for its positioning, as well as from the phenomenal growth of the internal Chinese economy that far outstrips that of its western rivals.

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