The world’s richest man Bernard Arnault has obtained a lift after his luxurious items firm LVMH reported a 17% rise in international gross sales.
The group, which owns manufacturers together with Moët, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton, recorded income of €21bn (£18.5bn) within the first quarter of 2023.
Elsewhere, the corporate reported “sturdy” progress in Europe and Japan, however described its efficiency in the US as “regular”.
The entire income marks a 17% rise on the identical interval final 12 months.
Forbes estimated earlier this month that the 74-year-old Frenchman’s private fortune stood at $211bn (£168bn) because of LVMH’s success.
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Newest outcomes present the corporate’s gross sales of vogue and leather-based items grew by 18% within the quarter, whereas its perfumes and cosmetics enterprise – and its watches and jewelry group – have been each up 11%.
A LVMH spokesperson stated that executives have been cautiously optimistic concerning the 12 months forward.
“In an unsure geopolitical and financial context, LVMH stays each vigilant and assured initially of the 12 months,” they stated.
“The group will proceed to pursue its technique targeted on the event of its manufacturers, pushed by a sustained coverage of innovation and funding in addition to by a relentless quest for high quality in its merchandise, their desirability and their distribution.”
In January, the posh items firm recorded complete income of €79.2bn (£69.7bn) in 2022 and revenue of €21.1bn (£18.6bn), each up 23% on 2021’s figures and a brand new file for the group.
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