INTERNATIONAL DATA SHEET
Wal-Mart International 3,010 total units
|Markets||Retail Units||Date of Entry|
|Puerto Rico||54||August 1992|
|China (*)||192||August 1996|
|United Kingdom||347||July 1999|
|Costa Rica||144||September 2005|
|El Salvador||66||September 2005|
(*) Includes a 35% interest in Trust-Mart, which operates 101 stores in 34 cities in China.
Wal-Mart serves more than 49 million international customers weekly in 13 markets outside the continental U.S.
In August 2007, Wal-Mart announced an agreement with Bharti Enterprises to establish a joint venture, Bharti Wal-Mart Private Limited, for wholesale cash-and-carry and back-end supply chain management operations in India. The first wholesale facility in India is targeted to open in 2008.
Total International Associates
More than 550,000
Total International Sales FYE 1/31/07: 77.1 billion – 30.2 percent increase over the previous year. Operating profit was $4.2 billion, an increase of 21.5 percent compared to the previous fiscal year.
For the month of October 2007, $7.18 billion – a 19.2 percent increase over the same period last year.
For the third quarter ending 10/31/07: $22.4 billion – a 16.9 percent increase over the same period last year. Operating income was $1.08 billion for the quarter, an increase of 8.6 percent over the same period last year.