Coca-Cola Embonor has reported an increased net loss for 2004 of CLP60.876bn (US$104.2m) for 2004. The loss was an increase of CLN25.926bn on 2003, local press reported.

The Chilean Coca-Cola bottler said the poorer performance was due to increased non-operating losses, which rose to CLN84.24bn, up by CLN29.405bn, after an extraordinary amortisation in December 2004.

Meanwhile, operating profit rose 21.8% as some costs fell.

Revenues, however, fell 29.7% to CLN159.26bn.

Overall volumes were down 35%.