With the exception of Sweden and Romania, all Hornbach regions in financial year 2020/2021 were affected by temporary stationary closures for private customers. Sales to commercial customers as well as click & collect for private customers were mostly still possible as well as the nationwide online trade.
Net sales in Germany rose by 18.2 per cent to EUR 2.654 bn - more strongly than in the group average. Like-for-like growth amounted to 18.6 per cent. Even though Hornbach did not open any new locations here, the market share, also thanks to online growth, increased from 11.3 to 12.1 per cent, according to information from the company.
In the eight countries outside Germany, Hornbach recorded a sales growth of 12.8 per cent to EUR 2.463 bn including the newly opened DIY store in Oradea in Romania in September 2020 as well as the online trade. The foreign portion of group sales declined from 49.3 per cent to 48.1 per cent because as a whole, the international stores were more strongly affected by the lockdown than German branches during financial year 2020/2021. Like-for-like sales net of currency effects were raised by Hornbach in the rest of Europe by 10.8 per cent. Including currency factors, like-for-like sales also rose by 10.8 per cent.