Centros Comerciales Carrefour España, the Spanish unit of French retail giant Carrefour, has reported a 46% year-on-year fall in net profit in the first nine months of the year. The company posted net profit of €116m (US$117.4m) for the nine-month period, attributing the fall to the €141m of capital gains that Carrefour España booked in the first nine months of 2001 from the sale of 12 hypermarkets and other assets.