In the table below you will find the distributor counts listed at Amway's Global village for the 40 foreign markets that Amway operates in. The distributor counts for several of these countries have not been updated in over a year. These statistics are not provided to present an accurate picture of Amway's size in each of the foreign markets, but a general picture. However, the statistics for Amway Asia and Amway Japan are accurate. Since they are publicly held corporations, Amway does release information about the number of distributors and more accurate sales information for these entities which they are not required to do for the privately held portion of Amway.
The numbers for the Amway Asia Pacific countries come from a press release, which I found by searching Alta Vista for +Amway +Asia. The distributor counts for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras were combined into one distributor count of 30,000, so I gave each country 10,000.
I was unable to find the distributor counts for some countries, so they have been left blank. This table was updated with the counts from Amway in Nov 97.
|Hong Kong||45,000||United Kingdom||35,000|
The Phillipines and South Africa are so new, there are no statistics available yet.
Adding up these distributor counts in the above 26 countries give a total of 2,376,000. On Amway's web-site they have posted that there are nearly 700,000 U.S. Distributors which is approximately the same number of distributors that Amway released in a November, 1997 press release, which was "over 3 million."
Hmmmm...not much left for the rest of the world is there?