December 7, 2016 / 7:19 AM / a year ago

Commodities trader Trafigura core earnings down 13 pct in 2016

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Commodities trading firm Trafigura reported a 13 percent fall in core earnings on Wednesday in its annual results for the year ending in September.

The company said core earnings (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) were $1.628 billion in 2016, down from $1.861 billion in 2015, which was a record year.

Net profit was down 12 percent at $975 million in 2016 compared with $1.103 billion in 2015. (Reporting by Julia Payne, editing by Louise Heavens)

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