Overseas Uniqlo Sales Top One T. Yen for 1st Time

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 10 (Jiji Press)--Fast Retailing Co. <9983>, the operator of Uniqlo casual clothing stores, said Thursday that annual overseas sales at the Uniqlo division surpassed one trillion yen for the first time ever.

In the year to August, such overseas sales rose 14.5 pct year on year to 1,026,032 million yen.

Backed by brisk sales in China and Southeastern Asia, overseas Uniqlo operating profit grew 16.8 pct to 138,904 million yen, exceeding that of the domestic Uniqlo sector for the first time.

The company's overall group sales rose 7.5 pct to 2,290,548 million yen, the highest-ever figure.

Operating profit grew 9.1 pct to 257,636 million yen and net profit increased 5.0 pct to 162,578 million yen, both hitting record highs as well.

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