Walmart International Units
4,068 total units
|Market||Retail Units||Date of Entry|
|China (*)||283||August 1996|
|United Kingdom||371||July 1999|
|Costa Rica||170||September 2005|
|El Salvador||77||September 2005|
(*) Includes a 35% interest in Trust-Mart, which operates 104 stores in China.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or “Walmart” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,400 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries, including the United States. Walmart employs more than 2.1 million associates worldwide.
Total International Associates 664,000
Total International Sales
Fourth quarter International net sales were $29.6 billion, an increase of 19.5 percent from last year. The increase in International net sales includes our Chilean operations (acquired in January 2009) and a $1.9 billion positive impact from currency exchange rate fluctuations. On a constant currency basis, International net sales were up 11.9 percent to $27.7 billion from last year’s fourth quarter results of $24.8 billion.
Reported International operating income for the fourth quarter included a currency exchange rate benefit of $122 million. Reported International operating income for the year ended Jan. 31, 2010 was reduced by $540 million for the effect of currency exchange rate fluctuations. On a constant currency basis, International operating income increased 18.7 percent and 12.8 percent, respectively, for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2010, compared to the corresponding periods in fiscal year 2009.
International net sales for fiscal year 2010 were $100.1 billion, an increase of 1.3 percent from last year. On a constant currency basis, International net sales increased 11.2 percent to $109.9 billion in fiscal year 2010, compared to $98.8 billion in fiscal year 2009.
Walmart International ended fiscal year 2010 with more than $100 billion in net sales, with strong double-digit sales growth in the fourth quarter. Many countries delivered strong comparable sales performance and gained market share. On a constant currency basis, fourth quarter operating income for Walmart International grew faster than sales.