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Imperial Tobacco relied on growth in emerging markets as profits improved by more than 4% over the past year. Operating profits at the Lambert & Butler maker grew to £2.64bn, while price hikes contributed to a rise in total sales of 3.7% to £29.22bn.
Sales at Imperial Tobacco will be up by around 2% for the past year, the Lambert Butler maker indicated today in its latest trading statement.
Growth in emerging markets and improved sales of rolling tobacco continued to prop up Imperial Tobacco s sales over the year to date. Cigarette volumes were down 3% in the nine months to 30 June.
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