Its modified EBITDA increased by 30% year on year to RMB51bn (£5.36bn).

“Alibaba delivered superb outcomes this previous quarter. We ended up very well positioned to seize growth from the ongoing digital transformation, which has been accelerated by the pandemic, in each use and organization operations,” reported Daniel Zhang, chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group.

“We mobilised our total digital infrastructure to guidance the financial restoration of businesses across a wide range of sectors, whilst broadening and diversifying our buyer base by addressing their changing preferences in a submit-Covid-19 atmosphere.

“Even with these abnormal periods, we continue to be concentrated on the long phrase, on fulfilling our mission, and on building true price for our consumers and business shoppers.”

The selection of lively shoppers using Alibaba in China rose by sixteen million to 742 million in the twelve months to 31 March 2020.