ISTANBUL, March 10 Turkish brewer Anadolu Efes
said its net profit surged to 2.61 billion lira ($1.2
billion) last year from 609.8 million a year earlier, reflecting
the consolidation of Coca Cola Icecek within the
Its sales rose 113 percent to 9.2 billion lira in 2013,
although its beer sales volume fell to 7.4 million hectoliters
from 8.6 mhl, due to contraction in Turkish and Russian markets.
Calculated with the consolidation of Coca Cola sales, 2012
sales of the group would be 8.9 billion lira in 2012.
Anadoldu Efes expects beer sales volume to drop by
low-single-digits in 2014, but sees higher revenues due to price
hikes, said Chief Executive Officer Damien Gammell.
($1 = 2.2055 Turkish liras)
(Reporting by Ece Toksabay)