Press Releases


April 24, 2002
LVMH 2002 First Quarter Sales increase 8%

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's leading luxury product group, today announced that consolidated sales in the first quarter of 2002 reached a record 2,955 million Euros, an increase of 8% compared to the first quarter of 2001, which had itself increased by 12%.

The increase in LVMH sales reflect the excellent performances of the Group brands in an environment made difficult by the continued sluggishness in travel retail. Sales were particularly strong in Wines & Spirits and Fashion & Leather as market share was increased in both sectors. DFS sales were better than expected.

On a divisional basis, sales were as follows:

 

In millions of Euros 2002 2001 Change
Wines & Spirits 457 384 + 19 %
Fashion & Leather Goods 1,087 891 + 22 %
Perfumes & Cosmetics 495 506 -
Watches & Jewelry 122 121 -
Selective distribution 781 824 - 5 %
Other activities 13 19 na
Total 2,955 2,745 + 8 %


LVMH maintains the objective of achieving a significant rebound in operating income in 2002.