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Beijer Ref reports Q3 sales up 13.1%

SWEDEN: Refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler Beijer Ref saw sales increase by 13.1% to SEK4,341m (≈€433m) in the third quarter, compared to the same period last year. 

Organic growth was 6.4%, with acquisition effects of 7.0% and currency effects of 0.3%.

These latest figures bring sales for the first nine months of 2021 to SEK12,633m (≈€1,260.7m), an increase of 18.6% compared to the same period last year. Organic growth was 15.3%, with acquisition effects amounting to 6.2% and currency effects amounted to -2.9% (1.6).

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