German shoe chain Garant Schuh+Mode AG on Tuesday reported a 16.6 per cent year-on-year climb in nine month pre-tax profit to $9.2 million amid strong international sales.

The operator of more than 6,700 stores said turnover climbed 11 per cent year-on-year to $97.6m with solid sales growth recorded in countries including France, Belgium and The Netherlands.

It added sales in its domestic market slipped 2.4 per cent year-on-year amid tough retail conditions.