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KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELASE 14.02.2013 AT 09.00 1(2)
The Kesko Group's sales in January 2013, excluding VAT, totalled €716.6 million,
representing the level of the previous year.
In Kesko's food trade, sales in January were €344.1 million, an increase of
10.5% compared to the previous year. The number of delivery days in January was
one more than in the previous year.
In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in January were €122.7 million, a
decrease of 2.7%. The sales of Indoor and Intersport Finland increased markedly.
The sales of K-citymarket home and speciality goods and Anttila decreased.
In the building and home improvement trade, sales in January were €178.9
million, a decrease of 1.0%. Sales in Finland were up 6.6%. In terms of euros,
sales abroad decreased by 7.0%,
which is partly attributable to the changes in
the chain that took place in Norway in 2012.
In the car and machinery trade, sales in January were €85.2 million, a decrease
of 26.1%. VV-Auto's sales in January were €69.3 million, down 28.4%. In the
previous year, sales increased due to the car tax change effective 1 April
2012. Konekesko's sales in January were €15.9 million, a decrease of 14.4% from
the previous year.
Kesko Group sales in euros, excluding VAT, in January 2013:
€ million Change, %
Food trade, total 344.1 10.5
Home and speciality goods trade, total 122.7 -2.7
Building and home improvement trade, Finland 85.2 6.6
Building and home improvement trade, other countries 93.7 -7.0
Building and home improvement trade, total 178.9 -1.0
Car and machinery trade, total 85.2 -26.1
Common operations and eliminations -14.2
Grand total 716.6 -0.5
Finland, total 611.3 0.2
Other countries, total 105.3 -4.3
Grand total 716.6 -0.5
Change, % indicates the change over the corresponding period of the previous
In January 2013, the number of selling days in Kesko's wholesale in Finland was
22, which was one more than in the previous year. The number of retail selling
days in January was 29, which was the same as in the previous year.
Kesko releases advance information on the K-Group's retail sales quarterly, in
connection with interim reports.
Further information is available from Vice President, Corporate Controller Eva
Kaukinen, tel. +358 1053 22338.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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