Amazon India reports steep growth during pandemic, has created over a million jobs in a decade
Amazon India created 300,000 jobs in India since January 2020, and over one million since it entered the country around a decade ago, as the business continues its growth, boosted by the pandemic.
Amazon India shared that, of the $3 billion worth of exports of India-made goods it has carried out in the past decade, around $1 billion of these exports was carried out since January 2020, thus during the pandemic, ET Bureau reported.
The business also said that around 250,000 new sellers have joined its India platform along with over 50,000 offline retailers and kirana stores in the past year, according to the business’ India country chief, Amit Agarwal, who recently spoke with Bloomberg on the subject.
The business said that it is on track to achieve its January 2020 target of digitally enabling 10 million businesses and creating an additional million extra jobs in India by 2025.
Amazon India’s swift paced growth has been tempered by numerous Indian trade bodies protesting its way of doing business in the country.
The Confederation of All India Traders and the Competition Commission of India have both called for investigations into Amazon India and its rival, U.S.-owned Flipkart, alleging that both businesses have violated foreign direct investment regulations and are harming Indian traders. Amazon denies these allegations.
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