30 Costco Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



Costco Statistics and facts

Here are the more interesting Costco statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Costco Statistics and factsIt's hard to believe that a membership-only warehouse store could become the second largest retailer in the world, but Seattle's Costco has accomplished just that. Costco ranks among the retail giants like Walmart and Target and has a very loyal membership base.

So just how big has Costco become in their more than 30 years of operation? Let's find out...

Costco Facts

  • Costco Website: www.costco.com
  • Year Costco was Founded: 1976 (as Price Club)
  • Costco Founders: James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman
  • Costco Headquarters: Issaquah, Washington
  • Costco CEO: W Craig Jelinek

Costco Statistics

When did Costco open?

1983


Where was the first Costco store?

Seattle, Wa


How many members does Costco have?

94.3 million

Last updated 10/1/18


How many Costco stores are there?

762

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in the US:

527

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in Canada:

100

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in Mexico:

39

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in the UK:

28

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in Iceland:

1

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in France:

1

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in Spain:

2

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in South Korea:

152

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in Japan:

26

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in Taiwan:

13

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco stores in Australia:

10

Last updated 10/1/18

Average size of a Costco store:

145,000 sq ft

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco employees:

245,000 employees

Last updated 10/1/18


Number of Costco employees in the US:

135,000 employees

Last updated 3/26/16


Percentage of Costco total net sales that come from ecommerce:

4%

Last updated 10/1/18


Costco member renewal rate:

88%

Last updated 10/1/18


Costco net sales (annual):

Costco Annual Net Sales Chart FY1991-FY2018 (in Billions)

Costco Annual Net Sales Chart FY1991-FY2018 (in Billions)


Percentage of Costco members that renewed their memberships in FY 2015

88%


Costco's total ecommerce sales in FY 2015:

$3.4 billion


Number of Costco gas stations:

567

Last updated 10/1/18


Average number of SKU's per Costco store:

3,700

Last updated 10/1/18


Costco's top item category for sales in FY2015:

Foods


Number of cars sold by Costco in 2016:

465,000

Last updated 10/3/16


Number of dealerships Costco sells cars through in the US:

3,000

Last updated 10/3/16


Percentage of Costco net sales that come from the US or Canada:

87%

Last updated 9/3/17


Number of countries Costco has warehouses in:

10 countries

Last updated 9/3/17


Number of Costco employees that reportedly make its minimum wage:

around 130,000 employees

Last updated 6/1/18


Number of pumpkin pies Costco sells annually:

5.3 million


Amount of clothing Costco sold in 2018:

$7 billion

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