L'OREAL'S consolidated sales for the first half 2000 totalled EUR 6.15 billion (FRF 40.33 billion).
It sales growth compared with the first half 1999 is 14.5 %.
Currency effects had a positive impact of 6.2 %.
On a comparable basis, i.e. with identical structure and exchange rates, the increase of consolidated sales of the group rose by 8.1 % and, excluding currency effects, by 8.2 %.
Sales growth per main branch was as follows :
|On published figures||Excluding currency effects|
|· Cosmetics||+ 14.5 %||+ 8.4 %|
|· Dermatology||+ 13.1 %||+ 2.9 %|
The KIEHL'S and MATRIX purchases are now completed and will be consolidated from July 2000.