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Record profits for Amazon in third quarter

Amazon made a record net profit of $2.9bn (£2.2bn) during the third quarter to 30 September, up from $256m (£119m) during the same period in 2017.

Its operating profit increased from $347m (£270m) in 2017 to $3.7bn (£2.8bn).

Sales jumped 29% to $56.6bn (£44.1bn).

However, Amazon said it expected slower growth in sales between now and the end of the year. It forecasts net sales of between $66.5bn (£51bn) and $72.5bn (£56.5), up 10% to 20% on the fourth quarter of 2017.

Operating profit is expected to be between $2.1bn (£1.6bn) and $3.6bn (£2.8bn) in the fourth quarter, compared with $2.1bn (£1.6bn) during the same period last year.

Amazon recently announced plans to open a new office in Manchester and increase the capacity of its development centres in Scotland and Cambridge, which will provide additional capacity for over 1,000 new UK jobs.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Yet only £1.7 million paid in Corporation Tax in 2017.

    Government is so naive.

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