Uniqlo's parent company has seen a 7.1% rise in half year profits to $1.2 billion.

Fast Retailing Group attributed the rise to a growth in international sales for the six months to February, 2018.

Group revenue shot up by 16.6% to $2.2 billion, with international sales clocking a 29.2% rise compared to a moderate 8.5% growth in its home turf of Japan.

In a statement to the market, Uniqlo praised the Oceanic market, which includes Australia, for the result.

"Uniqlo Southeast Asia & Oceania continued to generate a strong performance, with solid demand for summer clothing and firm demand from travellers for winter clothing resulting in significantly higher first-half revenue and profit."

Uniqlo will open its 15th Australian stores this winter, launching in Western Australia for the first time.

The Plaza Arcade location will mark its entrance into a fourth domestic state, in addition to Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

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