Jones Soda Co. has posted net sales for the second quarter of the 2005 fiscal year of US$8.98m, up 20.5% from last year. Net loss for the quarter, however, was US$0.160m, against net income in the corresponding quarter last year of US$0.55m.

For the six months to the end of June, the Seattle-based soft drinks producer's sales rose by around 20% to US$15.86m.

The company also reported a net loss for the first half of US$0.144m, against net income of US$0.841m in the first half of 2004.