Development of staff numbers

During the reporting period, METRO GROUP employed an average of 226,934 full-time equivalents (2012/13: 242,967). This is a decrease of 6.6 per cent from the same period of the previous year. The majority of our employees work outside of our home market of Germany. In Western Europe (excluding Germany), Eastern Europe and Asia/Africa, we had 139,510 full-time equivalents, 9.9 per cent less than during the same period of the previous year. A key reason for this decrease was the disposal of Real’s Eastern European business. In Germany, the number of full-time equivalents fell slightly by 0.9 per cent to 87,424.

Development of employee numbers of METRO GROUP
annual average

Development of employee numbers of METRO GROUP (graphic)

During the period under review, our METRO Cash & Carry sales line had an average of 110,483 full-time equivalents. This is a decrease of 1.7 per cent from the same period of the previous year. Media-Saturn employed an average of 57,553 full-time equivalents in the reporting period, an increase of 1.2 per cent over the same period of the previous year. At Real, the number of full-time equivalents fell by 30.4 per cent to 32,322, due to the sale of Real’s Eastern European business. At Galeria Kaufhof, the number of full-time equivalents decreased by 0.1 per cent to 17,536 compared with the same period of the previous year. The number of full-time equivalents in the Others segment decreased by 7.1 per cent to 9,040.

Employees by segment
full-time equivalents

Employees by segment (pie chart)

Employees by region
full-time equivalents

Employees by region (pie chart)

Development of employee numbers by country and segment
by headcount as of closing date of 30/9

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METRO Cash & Carry

Media-Saturn

Real

Galeria Kaufhof

Others

METRO GROUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

1

Employees in Singapore work in administrative companies

2

US employees are employees of the Boston Trading Office (BTO). The trading office is responsible for seafood procurement.

Germany

14,914

14,788

26,447

26,906

36,944

36,538

19,944

19,851

6,315

6,065

104,564

104,148

Austria

2,088

2,113

2,668

2,737

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,756

4,850

Belgium

3,226

3,312

1,521

1,603

 

 

1,218

1,264

 

 

5,965

6,179

Denmark

755

667

28

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

783

702

France

8,808

8,559

17

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,825

8,571

Italy

4,449

4,429

6,754

6,499

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,203

10,928

Luxembourg

 

 

125

127

 

 

 

 

 

 

125

127

Netherlands

4,625

4,080

4,415

4,513

 

 

 

 

10

11

9,050

8,604

Portugal

1,191

1,188

490

504

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,681

1,692

Spain

3,837

3,881

5,213

5,494

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,050

9,375

Sweden

 

 

1,850

1,491

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,850

1,491

Switzerland

 

 

1,226

1,224

 

 

 

 

88

87

1,314

1,311

United Kingdom

 

 

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

28,979

28,229

24,308

24,239

 

 

1,218

1,264

98

98

54,603

53,830

Bulgaria

2,366

2,268

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,366

2,268

Croatia

1,111

1,140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,111

1,140

Czech Republic

3,473

3,440

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,473

3,440

Greece

1,028

1,010

752

783

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,780

1,793

Hungary

2,626

2,626

1,079

1,096

 

 

 

 

68

6

3,773

3,728

Kazakhstan

1,208

1,012

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

0

1,213

1,012

Moldova

655

617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

655

617

Poland

6,014

6,147

4,694

4,915

9,064

0

 

 

563

511

20,335

11,573

Romania

5,325

4,931

 

 

643

655

 

 

654

703

6,622

6,289

Russia

17,955

17,669

4,125

4,305

271

0

 

 

1,029

561

23,380

22,535

Serbia

1,444

1,309

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,444

1,309

Slovakia

1,341

1,275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,341

1,275

Turkey

4,450

4,565

2,403

2,224

1,796

0

 

 

129

115

8,778

6,904

Ukraine

5,309

4,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

1

5,320

4,251

Eastern Europe

54,305

52,259

13,053

13,323

11,774

655

 

 

2,459

1,897

81,591

68,134

China

10,824

11,935

18

15

 

 

 

 

503

515

11,345

12,465

Egypt

447

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

447

55

India

3,186

3,349

 

 

 

 

 

 

417

529

3,603

3,878

Japan

1,069

1,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,069

1,080

Pakistan

1,910

1,852

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,910

1,852

Singapore1

34

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

0

Vietnam

3,636

3,703

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,636

3,703

Asia/Africa

21,106

21,974

18

15

 

 

 

 

920

1,044

22,044

23,033

USA2

3

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

5

International

104,393

102,467

37,379

37,577

11,774

655

1,218

1,264

3,477

3,039

158,241

145,002

METRO GROUP

119,307

117,255

63,826

64,483

48,718

37,193

21,162

21,115

9,792

9,104

262,805

249,150

Development of employee numbers by country and segment
full-time equivalents as of closing date of 30/91

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METRO Cash & Carry

Media-Saturn

Real

Galeria Kaufhof

Others

METRO GROUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

1

Rounding differences may occur

2

Employees in Singapore work in administrative companies

3

US employees are employees of the Boston Trading Office (BTO). The trading office is responsible for seafood procurement.

Germany

12,848

12,748

23,685

24,081

28,479

28,158

16,286

16,313

6,215

5,955

87,513

87,255

Austria

1,878

1,910

2,305

2,353

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,183

4,263

Belgium

2,705

2,796

1,419

1,514

 

 

977

1,017

 

 

5,100

5,327

Denmark

518

461

28

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

546

495

France

8,448

8,238

17

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,464

8,250

Italy

3,893

3,862

6,029

5,823

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,922

9,685

Luxembourg

 

 

120

122

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

122

Netherlands

2,772

2,471

2,450

3,421

 

 

 

 

10

11

5,232

5,902

Portugal

1,132

1,130

463

459

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,595

1,589

Spain

3,481

3,515

4,389

4,589

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,870

8,104

Sweden

 

 

1,320

1,053

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,320

1,053

Switzerland

 

 

1,085

1,051

 

 

 

 

83

82

1,168

1,133

United Kingdom

 

 

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

24,826

24,383

19,624

20,431

 

 

977

1,017

93

93

45,520

45,924

Bulgaria

2,338

2,261

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,338

2,261

Croatia

1,093

1,122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,093

1,122

Czech Republic

3,313

3,281

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,313

3,281

Greece

920

902

693

713

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,613

1,615

Hungary

2,545

2,586

1,060

1,078

 

 

 

 

68

6

3,673

3,670

Kazakhstan

1,208

1,007

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0

1,209

1,007

Moldova

655

617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

655

617

Poland

5,728

5,883

4,646

4,864

8,314

0

 

 

555

507

19,243

11,254

Romania

5,311

4,908

 

 

638

652

 

 

654

702

6,603

6,262

Russia

16,353

17,512

4,105

4,283

271

0

 

 

1,029

558

21,758

22,353

Serbia

1,444

1,309

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,444

1,309

Slovakia

1,332

1,269

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,332

1,269

Turkey

4,310

4,420

2,403

2,224

1,636

0

 

 

129

115

8,477

6,759

Ukraine

5,065

4,249

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

1

5,076

4,250

Eastern Europe

51,613

51,326

12,906

13,162

10,859

652

 

 

2,446

1,888

77,824

67,028

China

10,724

11,910

18

15

 

 

 

 

494

506

11,236

12,431

Egypt

446

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

446

54

India

3,167

3,335

 

 

 

 

 

 

416

528

3,583

3,863

Japan

755

777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

755

777

Pakistan

1,910

1,843

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,910

1,843

Singapore2

33

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

0

Vietnam

3,560

3,634

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,560

3,634

Asia/Africa

20,595

21,552

18

15

 

 

 

 

910

1,034

21,523

22,601

USA3

3

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

5

International

97,037

97,266

32,548

33,608

10,859

652

977

1,017

3,449

3,015

144,870

135,558

METRO GROUP

109,885

110,014

56,234

57,689

39,337

28,810

17,263

17,330

9,664

8,970

232,383

222,813