REFILE-Praxair profit falls as Europe sales weaken

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:53am EDT

April 24 (Reuters) - Industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc reported a 7 percent drop in first-quarter profit due to weak sales in Europe, its third-biggest market.

The company's net profit fell to $391 million, or $1.30 per share, in the first quarter, from $419 million, or $1.38 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose more than 1 percent to $2.89 billion.

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