The Swedish company said like-for-like sales had grown by 1.8% between September 2012 and the end of August this year.
It highlighted Russia and China as the countries where it had seen the best rates of growth although it also hailed "significant progress" in North America.
While consumer spending in southern Europe continued to be affected by the difficult economic conditions Ikea said it had gained market share in almost every country it operated in.
President and chief executive Peter Agnefjäll said: "Value for money is increasingly important to our customers - and our sales development shows that people all over the world appreciate our concept of good quality, well-designed products at low prices."
The privately owned firm now has about 300 stores across more than 30 countries and employs around 139,000 people.
The first Ikea in the Baltic region, at Vilnius, Lithuania, was opened in August this year with a first Croatian site planned to open before the end of 2013.
Three of the company's five largest stores are in China.
Mr Agnefjäll said the business remains committed to sustainability and added: "Reducing household energy bills is the most important issue for many people when it comes to living more sustainably at home. In the past year, we sold 20 million energy saving LED products at affordable prices, helping people to do just that. And by 2016 we will convert all of our lighting products to LED to help even more people save money at home. Sustainability should not be a luxury."
Ikea Group will publish its full financial report in January.
In its previous financial year UK sales saw a 6.3% rise to £1.23bn.
There were more than 40 million visitors to the UK store portfolio during 2011/12 and there was also a £5.3m investment in an external warehouse at the Edinburgh store to allow more products to be available and taken home on the same day.
Ikea Group is owned by a trust based in the Netherlands. Group profits are either reinvested, retained for future investment in the business or distributed to charity through the trust.