DSM: Record Quarter, Result Doubled to EUR 170 Million

01 August 2000

In the second quarter of 2000 DSM recorded a result from ordinary activities after taxation of EUR 170 million, which is double the result of the second quarter of 1999. DSM's net result for the second quarter was EUR 169 million, 66% higher than in the second quarter of 1999. Sales in Performance Materials were up 18% on the second quarter of 1999 despite divestments at DSM Engineering Plastic Products and DSM Composite Resins (effect: -3%). Autonomous volume growth amounted to 15% and was attributable to all activities, in particular DSM Engineering Plastics and DSM Coating Resins

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