Figures show Amazon has invested more than £1.9 billion in South Yorkshire since 2010

As part of the investment Amazon has created more than 6,000 full and part-time jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber.

According to new figures released, Amazon has invested more than £1.9 billion in South Yorkshire since 2010. The figures are taken from the latest Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub, which reveals the company’s regional investments across the UK since 2010.

The annual Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub features data on the level of economic activity supported by Amazon’s investments, the number of jobs Amazon has created regionally, the number of local, independent small businesses supported by Amazon and the export sales achieved by businesses in South Yorkshire who sell products on Amazon.

The Yorkshire section on this interactive map details Amazon’s investments and export sales figures for small and medium businesses in the area.

Here are the key facts and figures for South Yorkshire, along with a quote on the report from the general manager of the Amazon fulfilment centre on Doncaster iPort. 

  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.9 billion in South Yorkshire and more than £3.1 billion across Yorkshire and the Humber. 
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £3 billion to the region's GDP since 2010.
  • To date, Amazon has created more than 6,000 full and part-time jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • More than 960 people in Yorkshire and the Humber have completed Amazon’s employability skills training programme since 2010.
  • Over 250 apprentices in Yorkshire and the Humber have taken part in the Amazon Apprenticeship programme since 2010.
  • In South Yorkshire, there are more than 1,400 small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon as independent selling partners.
  • Small businesses from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £30 million of export sales in 2022.
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 970,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across Yorkshire and the Humber.

“Doncaster has been a fantastic home to Amazon since we first opened our doors here, and we’re proud to continue positively impacting the regional economy through investments, creating jobs and supporting the growth of small businesses,” said Gill Fedorov, General Manager at Amazon in Doncaster iPort.

“Alongside supporting local businesses and creating jobs, training and development opportunities for our team, we’re also pleased to continue our support of the Doncaster community. In 2023, our team in Doncaster has supported a wide range of organisations including Buddy Bags, Cast and Doncaster School for the Deaf through donations and volunteering. This support of our community is something we’re looking forward to continuing over the coming weeks and months.” 

More details about Amazon’s economic impact in the UK can be found here –

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