The Slovenian brewer, Pivovarna Lasko, posted a group net profit of SLT1.124 billion, up marginally from SLT1.118 billion in the first half of 2002.

Operating profit at Slovenia's largest beermaker fell slightly from SLT1.395 billion to SLT1.367 billion on sales slightly down at SLT19.39 billion from SLT19.43 billion in the first half of 2002.