Burberry finance boss Carol Fairweather said lower footfall and sales in France were expected following the attacks in Paris in November.
Sales in France were down in the three months to December 31st following two consecutive quarters of strong growth in the region.
The luxury fashion retailer said sales were affected by the reduction in tourism.
Chief financial officer Carol Fairweather said: “We did see a decline in sales and footfall in France following the Paris attacks, as expected.”
Spain and Italy strong but UK sales drop
Burberry also reported a drop in sales in the UK, which currently accounts for over a third of its EMEIA sales.
“We have seen fewer tourists in the UK this quarter which we believe is currency related. Many tourists are choosing to shop in mainland Europe instead”
The retailer attributed the situation to the strength of the British pound affecting the number of tourists in the UK.
“We have seen fewer tourists in the UK this quarter which we believe is currency related. Many tourists are choosing to shop in mainland Europe instead,” said Fairweather.
Spain and Italy both reported a 20% uplift in sales alongside increased revenue in Germay.
Burberry’s total sales were up 1% while like-for-likes remained unchanged year-on-year.