Kesko grew on all areas

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Kesko Group’s sales in February 2016 totalled 656.8 million EUR. In comparable terms excluding Anttila, sales increased by 5.6 percent in local currencies.

“In February, Kesko’s sales increased in all strategic growth areas: the grocery trade, the building and home improvement trade, and the car trade,” says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander.

The grocery trade in February amounted to 355.5 million EUR, an increase of 2.7 percent. In local currencies, sales increased by 3.1 percent with one more delivery day than in the previous year.

The sales of the home improvement and speciality goods trade in February were 234.3 million EUR, and comparable sales excluding Anttila increased by 8.3 percent in local currencies. In Finland, comparable sales grew by 4.3 percent. Outside Finland, comparable sales grew by 14.0 percent in local currencies. The sales of the building and home improvement trade increased by 10.8 percent in local currencies.

The sales of the car trade in February were 67.4 million EUR, up 10.9% from the previous year.

 

February 2016 Change, %
€ million Change, % in local currencies excl. Anttila
Grocery trade, total 355.5 +2.7 +3.1
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, Finland 138.0 -8.9 +4.3
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, other countries 96.3 +4.9 +14.0
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, total 234.3 -3.7 +8.3
Car trade, total 67.4 +10.9 +10.9
Common operations and eliminations -0.4  
Grand total 656.8 +1.2 +5.6
 
Finland, total 552.4 +0.3 +3.6
Other countries, total 104.4 +6.4 +16.4
Grand total 656.8 +1.2 +5.6
       

Kesko Group’s sales in euros, excluding VAT, in January-February 2016:

1.1. – 29.2.2016 Change, %
€ million Change, % in local currencies excl. Anttila
Grocery trade, total 691.6 -0.6 -0.3
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, Finland 246.2 -13.8 +1.0
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, other countries 184.6 +0.2 +7.4
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, total 430.7 -8.3 +3.8
Car trade, total 155.4 +11.9 +11.9
Common operations and eliminations -0.4    
Grand total 1,277.3 -1.9 +2.3
     
Finland, total 1,077.2 -2.6 +0.9
Other countries, total 200.2 +1.7 +9.6
Grand total 1,277.3 -1.9 +2.3