Sales growth for Provimi in first quarter of 2008
Animal nutrition company Provimi has announced its sales for the first
quarter of 2008, amounting to €532.5 mln, which is an increase of 19.8% compared
to the same period in 2007.
This 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.
Market conditions in animal nutrition remain challenging, however,
favourable raw material positions and prices increases contributed to operating
Outlook for 2008
In spite of a favourable start of the year, raw material markets are
expected to remain volatile and market conditions for customers remain
The group will continue its restructuring activities to improve efficiency
and to adapt the organisation to the changing market conditions.
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