The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 19 percent in local currencies in August 2014 compared to the same month last year. In the third quarter of 2014, i.e. during the period 1 June to 31 August, sales including VAT increased by 16 percent in local currencies.
Sales including VAT in the third quarter converted into SEK amounted to SEK 45,259* m (37,411). Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 38,805* m (32,040).
The total number of stores amounted to 3,341 on 31 August 2014 versus 2,964 on 31 August 2013. The Nine-Month Report, covering the period 1 December 2013 – 31 August 2014, will be published on 25 September 2014 at 08.00 (CET). Percentage sales development for the month of September will be published on 15 October 2014.
* The amounts are provisional and may deviate slightly from the Interim Report that will be released on 25 September 2014.