Auchan has posted a 5.8% increase in consolidated revenue, excluding fuel, to E21.2bn (£18.6bn) for the first half of 2011. Like-for-like sales were up 1.3%. Revenue trends varied, however, by country. In France Auchan delivered a revenue increase of 3.3%. Sales from the retailer’s other Western European markets fell 0.8%. In contrast, revenue in Central and Eastern Europe, and in Asia continued to grow sharply, rising by 16.8%.