Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere.
We enable businesses to transform the way they market, sell and operate and improve their efficiencies. We provide the technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses to leverage the power of new technology to engage with their users and customers and operate in a more efficient way.
Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, and innovation initiatives. In addition, Ant Group, an unconsolidated related party, provides payment services and offers financial services for consumers and merchants on our platforms. An ecosystem has developed around our platforms and businesses that consists of consumers, merchants, brands, retailers, third-party service providers, strategic alliance partners and other businesses.
GMV transacted in the Alibaba Ecosystem was RMB8,119 billion for fiscal year 2021, which mainly included GMV transacted through our China retail marketplaces, as well as GMV transacted through our international retail marketplaces and Local Consumer Services. As of March 31, 2021, annual active consumers for the Alibaba Ecosystem reached a milestone of over 1 billion, including 891 million consumers across our China retail marketplace, Local Consumer Services and digital media and entertainment platforms, and approximately 240 million consumers outside China.