Carlsberg Okocim, the Polish unit of Carlsberg Breweries, has cut its sales forecast for 2003, as a weaker than expected Polish market hit company performance, Reuters reported today.

Okocim had previously forecast volume growth of 10%, but according to a presentation made on Wednesday, of which reuters obtained a copy, the company has revised this to 8% to 9% growth.

Okocim still said it outperformed the market in general with sales growth of 7% in the first nine months of the year, compared to an average industry rise of 3.6%.