Carlsberg will release its half-year results tomorrow

Carlsberg will release its half-year results tomorrow

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of Carlsberg's results for the second quarter and first six months of 2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of June for the brewer.

The year so far for Carlsberg

The second quarter is vitally important for Carlsberg: The three-month period was the brewer's largest quarter for sales last year in both Western Europe and Asia.

Carlsberg Full-Year 2016 - Net Sales by Region by Quarter

Western EuropeEastern EuropeAsia
Fourth Quarter843823343052
Third Quarter1039931483975
Second Quarter1108830374128
First Quarter778016983511

Source: Company results, just-drinks estimates

The group started the year well, with first-quarter sales rising in organic terms by 4%. All three reporting regions delivered sales growth - Western Europe was up 2%, Eastern Europe by 10% and Asia rising 6%.

Carlsberg Full-Year 2017 - Net Sales to-date versus 2016

20162017
Fourth Quarter13837null
Third Quarter17534null
Second Quarter18232null
First Quarter1301113531

Source: Company results, just-drinks estimates

What to look out for

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