Pivovarna Lasko has posted a slight dip in net profit for the first nine months of this year.

The brewer, which is the largest in Slovenia, said yesterday (30 November) that net profit for the period slid by 3.3% against the corresponding period a year earlier, coming in at SIT4.3bn (US$23.8m). Sales, meanwhile, recorded a lift of 1.6% to SIT50.2bn in the nine-month period.

Earlier this year, Lasko said that net profit for the first six months of this year were up by 7% at SIT1.5bn, on the back of a 2% increase in sales to SIT32.1bn.