3,416 total units as of December 31, 2008
|Market||Retail Units||Date of Entry|
|Puerto Rico||56||August 1992|
|China (*)||225||August 1996|
|United Kingdom||358||July 1999|
|Costa Rica||164||September 2005|
|El Salvador||77||September 2005|
(*) Includes a 35% interest in Trust-Mart, which operates 100 stores in China.
Walmart serves more than 49 million international customers weekly in 13 markets outside the continental U.S.
In August 2007, Walmart announced an agreement with Bharti Enterprises to establish a joint venture, Bharti Walmart Private Limited, for wholesale cash-and-carry and back-end supply chain management operations in India.
Total International Associates
More than 620,000
Total International Sales FYE 1/31/08:
$90.6 billion – 17.5 percent increase over the previous year. Operating income was $4.76 billion, an increase of 11.8 percent compared to the previous fiscal year.
For the five-week period ending January 2, 2009, $10.71 billion – a decrease of 10.4 percent over the same period last year. On a constant currency basis (i.e., assuming foreign exchange rates remained the same as the prior year), International sales increased 8.3 percent.
For the third quarter FY 2009 ending 10/31/08: $24.9 billion – an increase of 11.2 percent over the same period last year. Operating income was $1.2 billion for the quarter, an increase of 10.6 percent over the same period last year.