First Quarterly 2000 Sales Eur 3 Billion: + 15,5 % Group

Consolidated sales of the L'ORÉAL Group at 31th March, 2000 totalled EUR 3.019 billion (FRF 19.8 billion).

The increase compared with first quarterly 1999 is 15.5%.

Foreign exchange had a positive impact of 6.9%.

On a like-for-like basis, that is, with identical structure and exchange rates, the increase of consolidated sales of the Group rose 8.5% and excluding currency effects 8.6%.

For the record, growth of the consolidated sales on a like-for-like basis, in the first quarter 1999, was exceptional at 13.8%.

The increase in Group sales per main branch was as follows:


  Published figures Excluding currency effect
Cosmetics + 15,3 % + 8,5 %
Dermatologie + 25,9 % + 13,4 %