Dutch brewing group Heineken sold 1% more beer in the first half of this year and earned more on every bottle.
The company’s net profit rose to €1.1bn, compared with €631m in the year-earlier period. Total revenues amounted to €10.9bn, a rise of 2% on 2014 in terms of organic growth.
Sales were up in Asia, Africa and America but down in Europe, Heineken said.
Chief executive Jean-Francois van Boxmeer said the results are in line with expectations and that beer sales would continue to rise throughout the year.
‘Whilst economic conditions and the pricing environment in certain key markets remain challenging, we are confident of continued progress and our full year expectations are unchanged,’ he said in a statement.
Last week, the national statistics office CBS said Dutch beer exports had reached record levels and are now second only to Mexico.
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