FRANKFURT (Dow Jones) – Metro AG has experienced over the past year, a decrease of 3.6% in sales of 65.5 billion euros. Had an adverse effect primarily negative currency effects, especially in Eastern Europe. In local currency reached Metro 2009, a rise of 0.2%, as communicated to the Düsseldorf trade group said Tuesday. (Photo: Metro)
In the fourth quarter was the trend of the first nine months largely continued. Revenues fell by 3.4% to 19.4 billion euros. Currency effects impacted sales continue, albeit to a lesser extent than in the first three quarters. Currency-adjusted sales fell by 0.1%.