Paris, France-based electrical distributor Rexel reported sales for the second quarter of €3.5 billion (US$3.9 billion), up 3.3% from the same period a year ago. On a constant, same-day basis, sales were up 2.4%.
For the first six months, total group sales were up 3.7% to €6.8 billion (US$7.6 billion). On a constant, same-day basis, sales were up 2.7%. The company reported a profit of €163.9 million (US$182.8 million), up 70.6% over a year ago.