The Chilean bottler Andina announced yesterday that it expected a mixed bag of results in its first-quarter with soft-drink sales volume rising in Chile but falling in both Argentina and Brazil.

Sales volume are expected to rise 2% in Chile in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2001.

However the weak economy in Latin America will see volumes hit by a 20-21% decline in Argentina and 8% in Brazil in the same period.

These figures though are only estimates and Andina said the full results for the first quarter would be published in May.