Kesko’s buildingware best performer in November

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Kesko’s sales increased in November by 1.7 percent in local currencies.

“Kesko’s sales increased particularly in Finland in the building and home improvement trade and in sports trade. In the grocery trade, sales were at the level of the previous year and the general decline in prices continued”, says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander.

In Kesko’s grocery trade, sales in November were 378.7 million EUR, an increase of 0.5 percent in local currencies.

In the home improvement and speciality goods trade, sales in November were 239.1 million EUR, and comparable sales excluding Anttila increased by 6.1 percent in local currencies. In Finland, comparable sales were up by 8.7 percent. Outside Finland, comparable sales grew by 3.7 percent in local currencies. In the building and home improvement trade, sales increased by 6.1 percent in local currencies.

In the car trade, sales in November were €56.2 million, down 7.3% from the previous year.

Kesko Group’s sales in euros, excluding VAT, in November 2015:

November 2015 Change, %
€ million Change, % in local currencies excl. Anttila
Grocery trade, total 378.7 -0.1 +0.5
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, Finland 120.0 -16.1 +8.7
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, other countries 119.1 -4.3 +3.7
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, total 239.1 -10.6 +6.1
Car trade, total 56.2 -7.3 -7.3
Common operations and eliminations 1.4  
Grand total 675.4 -4.2 +1.7
 
Finland, total 547.0 -4.4 +0.7
Other countries, total 128.4 -3.4 +5.8
Grand total 675.4 -4.2 +1.7
       

Kesko Group’s sales in euros, excluding VAT, in January-November 2015:

1.1. – 30.11.2015 Change, %
€ million Change, % in local currencies excl. Anttila
Grocery trade, total 4,250.8 -1.7 -0.9
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, Finland 1,639.3 -12.5 -1.2
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, other countries 1,448.8 -3.5 +5.6
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, total 3,088.1 -8.5 +2.1
Car trade, total 707.7 -3.5 -3.5
Common operations and eliminations 7.6    
Grand total 8,054.2 -4.3 0.0
     
Finland, total 6,512.2 -4.5 -1.8
Other countries, total 1,542.0 -3.4 +7.4
Grand total 8,054.2 -4.3 0.0
       

Change, %, indicates the change compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. In November 2015, the number of selling days in Kesko’s wholesale in Finland was 21, which was one more than in the previous year.