Solvay Q1 profits rise on sales volume increase

By Martim Facada
Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Solvay reported a strong start to the year as increased sales volumes were supported by positive currency effects.

Belgian chemicals producer Solvay S.A. saw net sales rise 9.7% year-on-year to €2.97bn  owing to a 7.5% jump in sales volumes across all segments and positive currency impacted sales by 2.6% due to the stronger dollar against the Brazilian real.

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