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 %|