Development of staff numbers

Development of employee numbers of METRO GROUP
annual average

Development of employee numbers of METRO GROUP (graphic)

During the reporting period, METRO GROUP employed an average of 203,773 (2013/14: 209,398) full-time equivalents. This is a decrease of 2.7 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 132,958 full-time equivalents, 4.0 per cent less than during the same period of the previous year. This decline is primarily due to the sale of Real’s Eastern European business and METRO Cash & Carry’s withdrawal from Denmark, Greece and Vietnam. In Germany, the number of full-time equivalents fell slightly by 0.2 per cent to 70,815.

During the reporting period, our METRO Cash & Carry sales line had an average of 108,234 full-time equivalents. This is a decrease of 2.2 per cent from the same period of the previous year. Media-Saturn employed an average of 57,952 full-time equivalents in the reporting period, an increase of 0.7 per cent over the same period of the previous year. At Real, the number of full-time equivalents fell by 13.2 per cent to 28,069, due, in particular, to the sale of Real’s Eastern European business as well as store closures in Germany. The number of full-time equivalents in the Others segment increased by 5.3 per cent to 9,518.

Employees by region
full-time equivalents

Employees by region (pie chart)

Employees by segment
full-time equivalents

Employees by segment (pie chart)

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

Others

METRO GROUP

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

1

Rounding differences may occur

2

All employees of the Classic Fine Foods group are attributed to the Asia/Africa (China) region

3

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

Germany

12,748

12,640

24,081

24,317

28,158

27,849

5,955

5,831

70,942

70,637

16,313

15,971

Austria

1,910

1,920

2,353

2,410

 

 

 

 

4,263

4,330

 

 

Belgium

2,796

2,581

1,514

1,535

 

 

 

 

4,309

4,116

1,017

1,025

Denmark

461

0

35

33

 

 

 

 

495

33

 

 

France

8,238

8,229

12

0

 

 

 

 

8,250

8,229

 

 

Italy

3,862

3,832

5,823

5,237

 

 

 

 

9,685

9,069

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

122

139

 

 

 

 

122

139

 

 

Netherlands

2,471

2,533

3,421

3,636

 

 

11

11

5,902

6,180

 

 

Portugal

1,130

899

459

486

 

 

 

 

1,589

1,385

 

 

Spain

3,515

3,396

4,589

5,401

 

 

 

 

8,104

8,796

 

 

Sweden

 

 

1,053

1,014

 

 

 

 

1,053

1,014

 

 

Switzerland

 

 

1,051

1,103

 

 

82

77

1,133

1,180

 

 

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

24,383

23,389

20,431

20,993

 

 

93

88

44,906

44,470

1,017

1,025

Bulgaria

2,261

2,203

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,261

2,203

 

 

Croatia

1,122

1,125

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,122

1,125

 

 

Czech Republic

3,281

3,235

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,281

3,235

 

 

Greece

902

0

713

746

 

 

 

 

1,615

746

 

 

Hungary

2,586

2,508

1,078

1,167

 

 

6

6

3,670

3,681

 

 

Kazakhstan

1,007

881

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,007

881

 

 

Moldova

617

598

 

 

 

 

 

 

617

598

 

 

Poland

5,883

5,770

4,864

4,986

 

 

507

293

11,254

11,049

 

 

Romania

4,908

4,300

 

 

652

0

702

1,451

6,262

5,751

 

 

Russia

17,512

17,693

4,283

3,454

 

 

558

582

22,353

21,730

 

 

Serbia

1,309

1,241

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,309

1,241

 

 

Slovakia

1,269

1,184

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,269

1,184

 

 

Turkey

4,420

4,398

2,224

1,981

 

 

115

104

6,759

6,483

 

 

Ukraine

4,249

3,382

 

 

 

 

1

0

4,250

3,382

 

 

Eastern Europe

51,326

48,520

13,162

12,333

652

0

1,888

2,437

67,028

63,289

 

 

China2

11,910

11,899

15

14

 

 

506

497

12,431

12,410

 

 

Egypt

54

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

0

 

 

India

3,335

3,585

 

 

 

 

528

649

3,863

4,234

 

 

Japan

777

777

 

 

 

 

 

 

777

777

 

 

Pakistan

1,843

1,703

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,843

1,703

 

 

Vietnam

3,634

3,304

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,634

3,304

 

 

Asia/Africa

21,552

21,267

15

14

 

 

1,034

1,146

22,601

22,427

 

 

USA3

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

 

 

International

97,266

93,181

33,607

33,341

652

0

3,015

3,670

134,540

130,192

1,017

1,025

METRO GROUP

110,014

105,822

57,689

57,658

28,810

27,849

8,970

9,501

205,482

200,830

17,330

16,996

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

Others

METRO GROUP

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

1

All employees of the Classic Fine Foods group are attributed to the Asia/Africa (China) region

2

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

Germany

14,788

14,647

26,906

27,304

36,538

36,063

6,065

5,935

84,297

83,949

19,851

19,436

Austria

2,113

2,116

2,737

2,861

 

 

 

 

4,850

4,977

 

 

Belgium

3,312

3,026

1,603

1,623

 

 

 

 

4,915

4,649

1,264

1,292

Denmark

667

0

35

33

 

 

 

 

702

33

 

 

France

8,559

8,539

12

0

 

 

 

 

8,571

8,539

 

 

Italy

4,429

4,375

6,499

5,826

 

 

 

 

10,928

10,201

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

127

122

 

 

 

 

127

122

 

 

Netherlands

4,080

4,414

4,513

4,796

 

 

11

11

8,604

9,221

 

 

Portugal

1,188

944

504

546

 

 

 

 

1,692

1,490

 

 

Spain

3,881

3,744

5,494

6,508

 

 

 

 

9,375

10,252

 

 

Sweden

 

 

1,491

1,511

 

 

 

 

1,491

1,511

 

 

Switzerland

 

 

1,224

1,295

 

 

87

82

1,311

1,377

 

 

Western Europe (excl. Germany)

28,229

27,158

24,239

25,121

 

 

98

93

52,566

52,372

1,264

1,292

Bulgaria

2,268

2,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,268

2,208

 

 

Croatia

1,140

1,142

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,140

1,142

 

 

Czech Republic

3,440

3,466

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,440

3,466

 

 

Greece

1,010

0

783

813

 

 

 

 

1,793

813

 

 

Hungary

2,626

2,547

1,096

1,185

 

 

6

6

3,728

3,738

 

 

Kazakhstan

1,012

887

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,012

887

 

 

Moldova

617

598

 

 

 

 

 

 

617

598

 

 

Poland

6,147

5,981

4,915

5,035

 

 

511

294

11,573

11,310

 

 

Romania

4,931

4,349

 

 

655

0

703

1,459

6,289

5,808

 

 

Russia

17,669

17,800

4,305

3,481

 

 

561

586

22,535

21,867

 

 

Serbia

1,309

1,241

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,309

1,241

 

 

Slovakia

1,275

1,188

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,275

1,188

 

 

Turkey

4,565

4,555

2,224

1,982

 

 

115

104

6,904

6,641

 

 

Ukraine

4,250

3,426

 

 

 

 

1

0

4,251

3,426

 

 

Eastern Europe

52,259

49,388

13,323

12,496

655

0

1,897

2,449

68,134

64,333

 

 

China1

11,935

11,899

15

14

 

 

515

501

12,465

12,414

 

 

Egypt

55

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

0

 

 

India

3,349

3,598

 

 

 

 

529

650

3,878

4,248

 

 

Japan

1,080

1,063

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,080

1,063

 

 

Pakistan

1,852

1,715

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,852

1,715

 

 

Vietnam

3,703

3,363

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,703

3,363

 

 

Asia/Africa

21,974

21,638

15

14

 

 

1,044

1,151

23,033

22,803

 

 

USA2

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

 

 

International

102,467

98,189

37,577

37,631

655

0

3,039

3,693

143,738

139,513

1,264

1,292

METRO GROUP

117,255

112,836

64,483

64,935

37,193

36,063

9,104

9,628

228,035

223,462

21,115

20,728