The American business magazine Fortune has published this year's list of the US's 500 largest companies in terms of sales. Apple has fallen by one position, to fourth place.

Sales for the electronics giant were $260.2 billion in 2019, which means that Apple sits just behind the third-placed oil company Exxon Mobil in the newest rankings.

In terms of profit, Apple ranks second on the list, having made a profit of $55.3 billion in 2019. That compares to $81.4 billion in profit for Berkshire Hathaway, which is top.

Apple will hope for an improvement in the next list; it has already posted promising financial results for Q2 2020.

Here are the US's 10 largest companies in terms of sales:

  • Walmart: $524.0 billion
  • Amazon: $280.5 billion
  • Exxon Mobile: $264.9 billion
  • Apple: $260.2 billion
  • CVS Health: $256.8 billion
  • Berkshire Hathaway: $254.6 billion
  • UnitedHealth Group: $242.2 billion
  • McKesson: $214.3 billion
  • AT&T: $181.2 billion
  • AmerisourceBergen: $179.6 billion

And here is how Apple's location on the Fortune 500 has fluctuated since 2002:

  • 2002: 325
  • 2003: 300
  • 2004: 301
  • 2005: 263
  • 2006: 159
  • 2007: 121
  • 2008: 103
  • 2009: 71
  • 2010: 56
  • 2011: 38
  • 2012: 17
  • 2013: 6
  • 2014: 5
  • 2015: 5
  • 2016: 3
  • 2017: 3
  • 2018: 4
  • 2019: 3
  • 2020: 4

This article originally appeared on MacWorld Sweden. Translation by David Price.