Growth drivers

The Group's net sales for January-September 2016 were €7,415 million, which is 13.9% up on the corresponding period of the previous year (€6,513 million). Acquisitions and disposals excluded, net sales in local currencies grew by 2.0%. Suomen Lähikauppa Oy has been consolidated into Kesko Group as of 12 April 2016 and Onninen Group as of 1 June 2016. Anttila was included in the figures for the comparative period until 16 March 2015. The Group's comparable operating profit for January-September was €209.6 million (€185.3 million).

Consumer confidence in Finland

Expectations for own finances in 12 months

Source: Statistics Finland

 

Retail trade, trend development, Finland

Source: Statistics Finland

 

Grocery trade, trend development, Finland

 

Unemployment rate in Finland

Source: Statistics Finland

 

Building permits granted and building starts, mil. m3, moving annual total, Finland

Source: Statistics Finland

 

New registrations of passenger cars in Finland

Source: Statistics Finland

 

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