Sales growth for Provimi in first quarter of 2008
Animal nutrition company Provimi announced its sales
today for the first quarter of 2008. Sales amounted to €532.5 million, an
increase of 19.8% compared to the same period in 2007.
The sales increase was largely due to higher selling prices caused by
increased raw material costs. Sales in all parts of the world increased.
The first months of 2008 saw a continued
increase of raw material prices. The prices of major ingredients, notably soy
and grains, continued to show an upward trend. Many vitamins and phosphates also
increased in price during the first three months of the year.
conditions in animal nutrition remain challenging, notably for swine feed.
However, favourable raw material positions and prices increases contributed to
Outlook for 2008
In spite of a favourable
start of the year, raw material markets are expected to remain volatile and
market conditions for our customers remain challenging.
The group will
continue its restructuring activities to improve efficiency and to adapt the
organisation to the changing market conditions.
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