The Mexican bottled water subsidiary of French giant Danone, Bonafont, is looking to increase sales volumes by more than 15% this year.

The news service Reuters quoted Bonafont Mexico Chief Executive Rafael Pamias at a news conference saying: "As of March, when the high season - the season of hot temperatures - had still not formally begun, our objective is to grow above 15%."

He believed such growth levels were realistic because the Mexican market for individual bottles of mineral water was still relatively young.