Exchange rate fluctuations had a positive impact of 1.3%. Growth excluding exchange rate fluctuations was thus 8%.
The net effect of changes in the consolidation structure
On a like-for-like basis, i.e. with an identical structure and exchange rates, the group's consolidated sales growth would have been 8.5%.
Sales growth in each of the group's two main branches was as follows:
|consolidated figures||excl. exchange rate fluctuations|
|(1) including "Miscellaneous businesses".|