Sales were particularly strong in Asia, Lego said, although the region remains a relatively small market for the company.
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Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, president and CEO of the Lego Group, said he expected the toymaker to continue to outperform the global market, which is forecast to post low single-digit annual growth this year.
"We remain ambitious and expect to continue to grow our market share. We will do so by expanding our global presence – but also through a continued focus on developing and innovating our product offering so that we remain relevant to children all over the world," he said in a statement Thursday.
The company – which is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family, who founded it 1932 - said in September that its share of the global toy market was approximately 8.8 percent, making it the world's second-biggest toymaker behind Mattel.
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