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Here’s where Alphabet makes its money

Google’s parent company now breaks out revenue by geography.

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Alphabet reported revenue for specific world regions for the first time in its earnings Thursday.

Here’s the breakdown of how sales in the first quarter of 2017 compared to sales the same time last year:

  • U.S. revenue increased 25 percent from last year to $11.8 billion.
  • Sales from the Asia-Pacific region rose 29 percent to $3.6 billion.
  • Revenue from Europe, the Middle East and Africa was up 13 percent to $8.1 billion.
  • U.K. revenue was part of the latter, and increased only 5 percent year over year, to $2 billion. The U.K. breakout is notable since that’s where advertisers recently pulled their business because of Google’s YouTube controversy.
  • Canadian and Latin American revenues rose 34 percent to $1.3 billion.

“These groupings align more closely with how we manage our businesses and also with the major currencies that affect our results,” Alphabet chief financial officer Ruth Porat said on the call Thursday.

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