26. Trade receivables
Trade receivables increased by €82 million from €493 million to €575 million. These are receivables with a remaining term of up to 1 year.
At €106 million, this increase was largely due to the acquisition of Pro à Pro in the METRO Wholesale segment. Substantial contrasting trends arose in the amount of €−37 million as a result of the declining business of METRO Sourcing International Limited, Hong Kong, with third parties.