Kesko’s sales strengthened in June

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Kesko Group’s sales in June 2015 totalled 765.8 million EUR. Excluding Anttila, sales increased by 1.2 percent in local currencies.

But the grocery trade went down 1.7 percent.

”Given the circumstances, the sales of the grocery trade in June were strong,” comments CEO Mikko Helander.

Mikko Helander is pleased that Kesko’s comparable sales increased once again in June.

”Of course, there has been a general decrease in the average consumer purchase as prices have fallen and it is reflected in a decline in sales. It would seem, however, that we have done well in market competition in the grocery trade. We are also pleased with the growing sales figures of the home improvement and speciality goods trade and the car and machinery trade,” says the Kesko President and CEO.

In Kesko’s grocery trade, sales in June were 396.0 million EUR, a decrease of 1.7 percent from the previous year.

In the home improvement and speciality goods trade in terms of local currencies, comparable sales excluding Anttila increased by 3.0 percent. In Finland, comparable sales decreased by 3.0 percent, but market share continued to strengthen as in the first months of the year.

Outside Finland, comparable sales grew by 8.4 percent in terms of local currencies.

In the car and machinery trade, sales in June were 96.7 million EUR, an increase of 4.7%. VV-Auto’s sales in June were up 0.6% from the previous year. Konekesko’s sales in June were  an increase of 14.3 percent from the previous year.

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

June 2015 Change, %,
€ million Change, % in local currencies excl. Anttila
Grocery trade, total 396.0 -1.7 -0.9
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, Finland 126.0 -17.2 -3.0
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, other countries 146.1 +0.1 +8.4
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, total 272.1 -8.7 +3.0
Car and machinery trade, total 96.7 +4.7 +4.7
Common operations and eliminations 0.9  
Grand total 765.8 -3.3 +1.2
 
Finland, total 597.9 -4.7 -1.5
Other countries, total 167.9 +2.1 +11.4
Grand total 765.8 -3.3 +1.2

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

1.1. – 30.6.2015 Change, %,
€ million Change, % in local currencies excl. Anttila
Grocery trade, total 2,280.6 -1.9 -1.1
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, Finland 851.3 -11.7 -2.9
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, other countries 701.9 -2.8 +5.5
Home improvement and speciality goods trade, total 1,553.2 -7.9 +1.0
Car and machinery trade, total 550.7 -3.2 -3.2
Common operations and eliminations 0.4    
Grand total 4,384.9 -4.0 -0.7
     
Finland, total 3,584.6 -4.2 -2.2
Other countries, total 800.3 -3.3 +6.0
Grand total 4,384.9 -4.0 -0.7