Pernod Ricard has reported a 6.2% increase in full-year sales to E6.4bn (£4.3bn).

Its 15 strategic brands, including Perrier Jouet, Havana Club and Ballantine's, recorded volume growth of 9%, with eight brands reporting double-digit sales growth, the drinks group said in a sales update.

“The great success of our premium brands and our rapid growth in emerging countries were the two principal drivers for this performance and should ensure continued vigorous growth for the year in progress,” said chairman and CEO Patrick Ricard.