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Kesko's comparable sales grew in October

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Kesko's comparable sales grew in October

Kesko's comparable sales grew in October

 

Kesko Group's sales totalled €912.6 million in October 2017, an increase of 4.2% in comparable terms. Reported total sales decreased by 3.4%.

"Kesko's sales grew in comparable terms in October in the grocery trade and in the building and technical trade. The month had one delivery day more than the year before," says Kesko's President and CEO Mikko Helander.

Sales in the grocery trade totalled €449.7 million in October, an increase of 7.0% in comparable terms. Sales grew in particular in K-Citymarkets. The reported sales for October increased by 0.1%, affected by changes in the former Suomen Lähikauppa store site network and by the divestment of the business in Russia the previous year.

Sales in the building and technical trade totalled €387.5 million in October, an increase of 3.1% in comparable terms in local currencies. Comparable sales grew by 2.1% in Finland and by 4.1% abroad. Sales in the building and technical trade excluding the speciality goods trade grew by 4.0% in local currencies.  Sales in the speciality goods' leisure trade increased by 12.8% in Finland, while sales in the machinery trade decreased by 32.9%. The reported sales in the building and technical trade decreased by 7.8%, and were impacted by the divestment of the K-maatalous business and the furniture trade in the second quarter.

Sales in the car trade totalled €74.9 million in October, representing a decrease of 6.0% in comparable terms. The reported sales decreased by 0.6% including the acquisition of AutoCarrera.

Kesko Group's sales in euros, excluding VAT, in October 2017:

    October 2017   Comparable  
    € million   Change, %   change, %    
Grocery trade, total   449.7   +0.1   +7.0  
Building and technical trade, Finland   179.1   -17.6   +2.1  
Building and technical trade, other countries   208.4   +2.6   +4.1  
Building and technical trade, total   387.5   -7.8   +3.1  
Car trade, total   74.9   -0.6   -6.0  
Common functions and eliminations   0.5          
Grand total   912.6   -3.4   +4.2  
               
Finland, total   704.2   -3.7   +4.2  
Other countries, total   208.4   -2.4   +4.1  
Grand total   912.6   -3.4   +4.2  
               

Kesko Group's sales in euros, excluding VAT, in January-October 2017:

    01/01/17-31/10/17   Comparable  
    € million   Change, %   change, %    
Grocery trade, total   4,370.3   +1.6   +2.1  
Building and technical trade, Finland   1,957.9   +7.7   +1.3  
Building and technical trade, other countries   2,011.0   +21.2   +0.6  
Building and technical trade, total   3,968.9   +14.1   +0.9  
Car trade, total   783.3   +8.8   +2.3  
Common functions and eliminations   -1.6          
Grand total   9,120.9   +7.4   +1.7  
               
Finland, total   7,109.9   +5.5   +2.0  
Other countries, total   2,011.0   +14.8   +0.6  
Grand total   9,120.9   +7.4   +1.7  

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