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Bekaert 9M consolidated sales increase to 3.07 ‍​billion euros


Friday, 10 Nov 2017 

Nov 10 (Reuters) - NV BEKAERT SA : :9-MONTHS CONSOLIDATED SALES EUR 3.07 ‍​ BILLION VERSUS EUR 2.76 BILLION YEAR AGO.IT HAS BEEN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO PASS ON RAW MATERIALS PRICE INCREASES IN ALMOST ALL BUSINESSES‍​.UNCERTAINTY IN THE US IS CREATING AN INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT ECONOMIC BUSINESS CLIMATE.Q3 CONSOLIDATED SALES EUR ‍​977 MILLION VERSUS EUR 942 MILLION IN REUTERS POLL.REMAINS CONFIDENT ABOUT MOVING TOWARDS 10% UNDERLYING EBIT MARGIN OVER COMING YEARS.SEES MORE POSITIVE GROWTH INTO 2018 .INTEGRATION OF SUBSIDIARY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH ARCELORMITTAL AND FY INTEGRATION OF BRIDON BUSINESS WILL HAVE ADVERSE IMPACT ON 2017 MARGINS.SEES LITTLE SIGNS OF RECOVERY IN LATIN AMERICA.