According to financial data made public by Carrefour on Thursday, in the first nine months in 2008, Carrefour Romania reported sales of €819 mln, while in the third quarter 2008, sales hovered near €312mln.

At a constant exchange rate, sales of Carrefour Romania increased by 14.9% in January-September, and by 5.2% in the third quarter, according to the financial data made public by the French-based retailer.

Carrefour Group reported sales of €70.18bln in the first nine months of the year, down 2.3% year-on-year. In third quarter sales, revenues fell 2.9percent to €24bln compared to year-ago period.