May 14, 2008 - Bekaert accelerates growth

In the first quarter of 2008 Bekaert achieved consolidated sales of € 593 million and combined sales of € 903 million, an increase of 15.3% and 11.4% [1] [2] respectively compared with the same period in 2007.

The consolidated sales’ increase was 13.5% from organic growth and 7.1% from the net movement in acquisitions and divestments, while fluctuations in several exchange rates had an adverse effect of  5.3%.  

Consolidated and combined sales by business segment

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