Anadolu Efes has reported a rise in net profit and sales for the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year.

The Turkish brewer saw sales rise to 747.867m Turkish lira from 705.871m Turkish lira in the same period last year. The sales performance helped drive consolidated net profits to 103.804m new Turkish lira (US$77.7m) for the first half of 2005, compared to 96.172m lira last year.

Based in Istanbul, Anadolu Efes produces Turkey's leading beer brand Efes Pilsen.