Uniqlo said that the strength of its winter goods has driven a rise in its November sales.

The Japanese group said that November 2009 same-store sales increased by 7.9% year on year while sales at its own stores increased by 15.6%.

Total sales including online sales increased by 16.4%.

"November sales rose year on year on the back of overall strength in winter goods, and aggressive promotion activities," the company said in a statement.