General Motors - revenue 2013-2018

General Motors generated some 147 billion U.S. dollars in revenue during the 2018 fiscal year. GM’s revenue grew by almost 1.5 million U.S. dollars over the previous fiscal year in spite of a decline in overall vehicle sales and also higher cost of sales. The company’s adjusted earnings before interests and taxes dropped to about 11.8 billion U.S. dollars in the 2018 fiscal year.

 Higher profitability leads to higher revenue

  General Motors has been selling more of its large pickups lately, and it is estimated that these vehicles generate at least 17,000 U.S. dollars each in pre-tax profit for the company. The higher profitability of larger light vehicles are believed to have boosted GM’s sales figures. The company sold about 8.4 million vehicles in the fiscal year of 2018, almost 3.5 million of which went to customers in North America, while car shoppers in the Asia-Pacific region snapped up some 4.2 million vehicles sold under one of GM’s eight brands.

General Motors Company's sales and revenue streams between FY 2013 and FY 2018

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

FY 2013 to FY 2018

Supplementary notes

Only including continued operations; the European business is presented as discontinued operations in the consolidated financial statements for all periods presented, the source specifies.
The figures have been rounded.
The 2014 value was taken from a previous edition.
The figures are for the years ended December 31.

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