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Clothing sales grow well at Tesco

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Apr '07
TESCO PLC announces the Preliminary Results for 2006/7. These results are for the 52 weeks ended 24 February 2007, compared with the equivalent 52-week period for the UK and the Republic of Ireland combined with the 60-week period to the end of February 2006 for the remainder of the international businesses (excluding China).

Where appropriate, and for ease of comparison, total Group and segmental results are also reported against a comparable 52-week period to 25 February 2006. Group sales, including VAT, increased by 8.1% to £46.6bn (last year £43.1bn) and by 10.9% on a comparable 52-week basis. At constant exchange rates, sales increased by 7.9% and 10.8% respectively.

On a comparable 52 week basis, total international sales grew by 17.9% at actual rates exchange rates to £11.0bn and by 17.4% at constant exchange rates. Like-for-like sales in International grew by 2.0% in the year, with net new space contributing the remaining 15.4%.

In Asia, sales grew by 16.8% at actual exchange rates on a comparable 52 week basis to £4.7bn (last year £4.0bn). At constant rates, sales grew by 13.5%. After charging £0.3m of integration costs and initial operating losses on the Makro stores acquired in Malaysia, trading profit increased, by 18.8% to £246m at actual rates (last year £207m), on a comparable basis and by 14.5% at constant rates.

In the Rest of Europe, sales rose by 18.7% to £6.3bn (last year £5.3bn) on a comparable basis. At constant rates, sales grew by 20.3%.


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