Development of staff numbers

During the period under review, METRO GROUP employed an average of 239,909 full-time equivalents (9M 2012: 247,469). This is a decrease of 3.1 per cent from the previous year's period. The large majority of our employees work outside our German home market. In Western Europe (excluding Germany), Eastern Europe and Asia/Africa, we had 152,308 full-time equivalents, 3.8 per cent less than during the same period of the previous year. A key reason for this decrease was the divestment of Real’s business in Eastern Europe. In Germany, the number of full-time equivalents fell by 1.7 per cent to 87,601.

During the period under review, our METRO Cash & Carry sales line had an average of 111,395 full-time equivalents. This is a decrease of 2.0 per cent from the previous year's period. Media-Saturn employed an average of 56,338 full-time equivalents in the reporting period, an increase of 0.5 per cent compared with the previous year's period. At Real, the number of full-time equivalents fell by 10.4 per cent to 45,238. At Galeria Kaufhof, the number of full-time equivalents decreased by 2.7 per cent to 17,231 in 2012 compared with the previous year’s period. In the Real Estate segment, we had 1,614 full-time equivalents, an increase of 12.2 per cent compared with the previous year’s period. The number of full-time equivalents in the “others” segment decreased slightly by 0.7 per cent to 8,093.


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Development of employee numbers by country and segment

by headcount as of closing date

 

 

METRO Cash & Carry

Media-Saturn

Real

Galeria Kaufhof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

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

15,520

15,567

14,914

26,676

25,855

26,447

37,810

37,850

36,944

21,582

19,939

19,944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austria

2,088

2,060

2,088

2,761

2,629

2,668

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgium

3,601

3,251

3,226

1,541

1,440

1,521

 

 

 

1,357

1,256

1,218

Denmark

768

738

755

28

29

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

France

8,816

8,715

8,808

13

13

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy

4,732

4,690

4,449

6,918

6,891

6,754

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

 

137

125

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netherlands

4,631

4,454

4,625

4,612

4,550

4,415

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway

 

 

 

2

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portugal

1,213

1,196

1,191

515

512

490

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain

4,030

3,848

3,837

6,034

5,393

5,213

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweden

 

 

 

2,159

1,925

1,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switzerland

 

 

 

1,351

1,331

1,226

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

 

 

 

3

3

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

29,879

28,952

28,979

26,074

24,846

24,308

 

 

 

1,357

1,256

1,218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria

2,485

2,495

2,366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Croatia

1,116

1,151

1,111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Czech Republic

3,489

3,527

3,473

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greece

1,061

1,101

1,028

795

743

752

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hungary

2,653

2,649

2,626

1,139

1,140

1,079

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kazakhstan

1,361

1,436

1,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moldova

712

705

655

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poland

6,444

6,670

6,014

4,787

4,621

4,694

9,270

9,339

9,064

 

 

 

Romania

5,440

5,484

5,325

 

 

 

5,691

5,809

643

 

 

 

Russia

19,286

17,340

17,955

4,219

3,703

4,125

4,526

4,439

271

 

 

 

Serbia

1,540

1,537

1,444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slovakia

1,387

1,375

1,341

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey

4,407

4,361

4,450

1,728

1,603

2,403

1,767

1,818

1,796

 

 

 

Ukraine

6,789

6,356

5,309

 

 

 

840

507

0

 

 

 

Eastern Europe

58,170

56,187

54,305

12,668

11,810

13,053

22,094

21,912

11,774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

9,995

8,839

10,824

786

791

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egypt

469

510

447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India

3,119

2,985

3,186

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan

1,011

994

1,069

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

1,938

1,970

1,910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singapore1

0

0

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnam

3,872

3,917

3,636

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia/Africa

20,404

19,215

21,106

786

791

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA2

5

5

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International

108,458

104,359

104,393

39,528

37,447

37,379

22,094

21,912

11,774

1,357

1,256

1,218

METRO GROUP

123,978

119,926

119,307

66,204

63,302

63,826

59,904

59,762

48,718

22,939

21,195

21,162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate

Others

METRO GROUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

Germany

 

 

 

663

671

648

5,765

5,822

5,667

108,016

105,704

104,564

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,849

4,689

4,756

Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,499

5,947

5,965

Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

796

767

783

France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,829

8,728

8,825

Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,650

11,581

11,203

Luxembourg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

137

125

125

Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

10

10

9,253

9,014

9,050

Norway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

0

0

Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,728

1,708

1,681

Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,064

9,241

9,050

Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,159

1,925

1,850

Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

95

88

1,441

1,426

1,314

United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

1

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

105

98

57,410

55,159

54,603

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,485

2,495

2,366

Croatia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,116

1,151

1,111

Czech Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,489

3,527

3,473

Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,856

1,844

1,780

Hungary

 

 

 

66

63

68

 

 

 

3,858

3,852

3,773

Kazakhstan

 

 

 

6

7

5

 

 

 

1,367

1,443

1,213

Moldova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

712

705

655

Poland

 

 

 

412

411

435

128

118

128

21,041

21,159

20,335

Romania

 

 

 

0

1

0

559

519

654

11,690

11,813

6,622

Russia

 

 

 

374

326

392

822

802

637

29,227

26,610

23,380

Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,540

1,537

1,444

Slovakia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,387

1,375

1,341

Turkey

 

 

 

117

118

111

18

18

18

8,037

7,918

8,778

Ukraine

 

 

 

0

0

2

8

8

9

7,637

6,871

5,320

Eastern Europe

 

 

 

975

926

1,013

1,535

1,465

1,446

95,442

92,300

81,591

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

 

 

 

0

0

13

524

535

490

11,305

10,165

11,345

Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

469

510

447

India

 

 

 

 

 

 

402

378

417

3,521

3,363

3,603

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,011

994

1,069

Pakistan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,938

1,970

1,910

Singapore1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0

34

Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,872

3,917

3,636

Asia/Africa

 

 

 

0

0

13

926

913

907

22,116

20,919

22,044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International

 

 

 

975

926

1,026

2,561

2,483

2,451

174,973

168,383

158,241

METRO GROUP

 

 

 

1,638

1,597

1,674

8,326

8,305

8,118

282,989

274,087

262,805

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Development of employee numbers by country and segment

full-time equivalents as of closing date1

 

 

METRO Cash & Carry

Media-Saturn

Real

Galeria Kaufhof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

1

Including possible rounding differences

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

13,355

13,421

12,848

23,692

23,299

23,685

29,077

29,138

28,479

17,471

16,457

16,286

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austria

1,877

1,855

1,878

2,375

2,293

2,305

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgium

2,939

2,696

2,705

1,434

1,338

1,419

 

 

 

1,042

980

977

Denmark

526

513

518

28

29

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

France

8,465

8,354

8,448

13

13

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy

4,140

4,083

3,893

6,422

6,164

6,029

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

 

131

120

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netherlands

2,713

2,703

2,772

2,556

2,539

2,450

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway

 

 

 

2

5

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portugal

1,153

1,141

1,132

485

479

463

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain

3,634

3,498

3,481

5,141

4,622

4,389

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweden

 

 

 

1,642

1,422

1,320

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switzerland

 

 

 

1,205

1,203

1,085

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

 

 

 

3

3

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

25,448

24,842

24,826

21,437

20,227

19,624

 

 

 

1,042

980

977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria

2,429

2,421

2,338

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Croatia

1,101

1,131

1,093

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Czech Republic

3,332

3,378

3,313

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greece

955

993

920

723

684

693

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hungary

2,528

2,539

2,545

1,115

1,114

1,060

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kazakhstan

1,361

1,436

1,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moldova

712

705

655

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poland

6,106

6,320

5,728

4,736

4,571

4,646

8,511

8,566

8,314

 

 

 

Romania

5,424

5,469

5,311

 

 

 

5,622

5,745

638

 

 

 

Russia

19,055

17,142

16,353

4,198

3,681

4,105

4,404

4,295

271

 

 

 

Serbia

1,540

1,537

1,444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slovakia

1,378

1,367

1,332

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey

4,405

4,359

4,310

1,728

1,602

2,403

1,611

1,653

1,636

 

 

 

Ukraine

6,294

6,087

5,065

 

 

 

840

507

0

 

 

 

Eastern Europe

56,619

54,885

51,613

12,501

11,652

12,906

20,989

20,766

10,859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

9,943

8,829

10,724

786

789

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egypt

469

510

446

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India

3,108

2,973

3,167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan

727

734

755

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

1,889

1,939

1,910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singapore2

0

0

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnam

3,770

3,819

3,560

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia/Africa

19,905

18,804

20,595

786

789

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA3

4

4

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International

101,976

98,535

97,037

34,724

32,669

32,548

20,989

20,766

10,859

1,042

980

977

METRO GROUP

115,331

111,956

109,885

58,416

55,967

56,234

50,065

49,904

39,337

18,513

17,438

17,263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immobilien

Others

METRO GROUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

31/12/
2012

30/9/
2012

30/9/
2013

Germany

 

 

 

624

630

607

5,701

5,767

5,607

89,920

88,711

87,513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,252

4,149

4,183

Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,415

5,014

5,100

Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

554

542

546

France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,478

8,366

8,464

Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,562

10,247

9,922

Luxembourg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

131

120

120

Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

10

5,278

5,251

5,232

Norway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

5

0

Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,638

1,620

1,595

Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,775

8,120

7,870

Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,642

1,422

1,320

Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

87

83

1,288

1,290

1,168

United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

1

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

 

 

 

 

 

 

92

96

93

48,018

46,146

45,520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,429

2,421

2,338

Croatia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,101

1,131

1,093

Czech Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,332

3,378

3,313

Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,678

1,677

1,613

Hungary

 

 

 

66

63

68

 

 

 

3,710

3,716

3,673

Kazakhstan

 

 

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

1,362

1,437

1,209

Moldova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

712

705

655

Poland

 

 

 

411

410

434

121

111

122

19,886

19,978

19,243

Romania

 

 

 

0

1

0

559

519

654

11,605

11,735

6,603

Russia

 

 

 

369

319

392

808

790

637

28,835

26,227

21,758

Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,540

1,537

1,444

Slovakia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,378

1,367

1,332

Turkey

 

 

 

117

118

111

18

18

18

7,879

7,750

8,477

Ukraine

 

 

 

0

0

2

8

8

9

7,142

6,602

5,076

Eastern Europe

 

 

 

964

912

1,007

1,514

1,446

1,440

92,586

89,661

77,825

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

 

 

 

0

0

10

518

530

484

11,247

10,148

11,236

Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

469

510

446

India

 

 

 

 

 

 

401

377

416

3,509

3,350

3,583

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

727

734

755

Pakistan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,889

1,939

1,910

Singapore2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0

33

Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,770

3,819

3,560

Asia/Africa

 

 

 

0

0

10

919

907

900

21,610

20,500

21,523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

4

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International

 

 

 

964

912

1,017

2,525

2,449

2,432

162,219

156,310

144,870

METRO GROUP

 

 

 

1,588

1,542

1,625

8,225

8,215

8,039

252,138

245,021

232,383

Employees by region

full-time equivalents

Employees by segment (pie chart)

Employees by segment

full-time equivalents

Employees by region (pie chart)