MILAN, May 25 (Reuters): Italy's Armani Group said on Thursday its sales jumped 18 per cent in the first quarter thanks to a rebound in Asia and more modest growth in the United States, where a slowdown is expected in the coming months.
The privately-owned luxury group added that its 2022 full year revenues were up 16.5 per cent to 2.35 billion euros ($2.59 billion), boosted by sales in Europe and the United States, while Asia showed a decline due to COVID related restrictions.
Retail and wholesale channels both contributed in a similar way to the revenues growth.
The Milan-based group's operating profit rose 30 per cent in 2022, to 202.5 million euros.
The group said the good momentum of 2022 has continued into the first quarter of this year, which was boosted by a 14 per cent sales increase in Asia.
"Europe continues its positive trend (+22 per cent), as does - albeit more modestly - America (+10 per cent), where the coming months are expected to bring a slowdown, hopefully to be offset by the positive trend in Asia", the group said, referring to the January-March period.
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