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Mercator Largest Business Group in 2009

Ljubljana, 18 October (STA) - Slovenian retailer Mercator tops the list of Slovenia's largest business groups for 2009 with net revenues of EUR 2.64bn. It is followed by Petrol, Gorenje, Krka and Merkur, according to Monday's edition of daily Delo.

Fuel retailer Petrol posted net sales of EUR 2.33bn, followed by household appliance maker Gorenje (EUR 1.19bn), drug maker Krka (EUR 953m) and retailer Merkur (EUR 875m).

Among the top companies Krka banked by far the highest net profit, EUR 173.7m.

Slovenia's 150 largest business groups' had 251,800 employees in 2009, while their combined sales amounted to EUR 37bn. Due to large losses by some of the top companies, the sum of net profit is negative (-EUR 295m).

Ten largest Slovenian business groups in 2009 Company Net sales (EUR m) Net profit (EUR m) 1. Mercator 2,643 21.1 2. Petrol 2,334 7.9 3. Gorenje 1,186 -12.2 4. Krka 953 173.7 5. Merkur 875 -148 6. Telekom Slovenije 848 24.6 7. TUS Holding 820 29 8. HSE 804 113.8 9. Engrotus 724 4.4 10. Lek 694 48.8

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