Danish-based brewing giant, Carlsberg, reported a 34% increase in net turnover to DKK34.5 billion for 2001. Profit before tax reached DKK3.36 billion against DKK2.26 billion in 2000, representing a rise of 48%. The company stated that Carlsberg A/S's share of group profit amounted to DKK1.51 billion, against DKK 1.65 billion last year. Excluding special items and one-off gains from the sale of shares in the Thai breweries in 2001, profit was slightly better than it had previously forecast, the company said.